Let go of control

I really like this idea of surrender and letting go of control.

Found this quote by Henry Miller that sums up exactly this phenomenon:

When you surrender, the problem ceases to exist. Try to solve it, or conquer it, and you only set up more resistance. I am very certain now that… if I truly become what I wish to be, the burden will fall away. The most difficult thing to admit, and to realize with one’s whole being, is that you alone control nothing. To be able to put yourself in tune or rhythm with the forces beyond, which are the truly operative ones, that is the task — and the solution, if we can speak of “solutions.”

Henry Miller

Hello 2023! It’s good that you’re here

2022 was a beast. It was a good year for me personally. Intense and wild, sometimes totally exhausting, full of new experiences, many moments of joy, despair, ups and downs… Everything. Life to the fullest.

What was special about last year was that I made some big decisions which I had marinated for quite a while.

I think that I finally was able to make those decisions because of a skill I learned last year: to surrender. In many different ways.

So making those decisions had a lot to do with letting go. In the end letting go the things I’d been carrying with me for so long felt like a big relief. And it set some capacity free that was bound to those things.

What’s interesting here was that I first felt something like a void. Something was missing. And I thought I had to fill this void immediately.

And again, it helped to surrender. And every time I practiced this skill, I could dive back into the flow.

I’m especially grateful for this experience and it feels like a good starting point for this new and fresh year to continue practicing this skill of surrender and letting go of control.

So a big Hello to 2023! Looking forward to everything that shows up this year!