I’ve experienced time and again how synchronicities unfold when I am in a place of trust and surrender, when I let go of my agenda and timeline for what “needs to happen.”
When I recognize that there’s a force bigger than I am, and that it has a plan that takes precedence over my plan, and when I trust myself to that higher plan, I can be in flow.
That’s the state in which everything happens with greater ease.
This doesn’t come naturally to me. Harsh discipline and berating are my conditioned strategies for getting things done.
Trusting the unfolding of life?
I assure you that this was not taught or modeled in the environments in which I was raised.
But every strategy has its lifespan, and I realized years ago that self-judgment and berating had lost their utility. They kill my energy and make the work harder. They take me out of flow.
It takes humility to submit to the greater divine plan, to recognize the limits of your control.
Surrendering to the divine plan doesn’t mean I have to give up my drive to be more effective and efficient.
That can remain a pursuit.
And I can also acknowledge that there is only so much time-hacking we can do.
Productivity and success don’t have one definitive blueprint, save perhaps for this:
Be kind to yourself no matter what.
When I create space for myself to be as I am, to allow for what is, even if it does not seem to fit with the vision or challenges assumptions of what success looks like, I am holding myself to my highest standard.