Reclaim yourself in the SURRENDER

Many people are waving flags…flags in victory or flags in defeat. When we SURRENDER, we don’t claim the win or the loss, we claim ourselves and seek deeper understanding. We choose to Let Go of the need to be right, perfect, or omniscient. We SURRENDER to who we were always meant to be…perfectly beautiful human beings.

So, while in plank this week…

1. SURRENDER to the questions.
Listen hard. Reflect often. Be thoughtful. Thoughtfully genuine. Thoughtfully kind…no matter what.

  • What am I here to learn?
  • What is my next step?
  • What happened and why?
  • How can I evolve within the current set of parameters?
  • What can I release control over?
  • Is my higher self on board with the words coming out of my mouth?

2. SURRENDER to your humanity.
Striving to be flawless or something beyond human is tiring and…unkind to yourself and those around you (who have to live with you!). Look for the clues that you’re beating yourself up, playing a role you weren’t meant to, stretching yourself too thin, holding unrealistic expectations of yourself…or anyone else. Let go a little. Replace hard with ease. Disappointment with acceptance. Insistence with an open ear…and, above all, an open heart.

3. SURRENDER to your practice.
Whether your practice is a sport, organic chemistry, raising children, playing an instrument, an artistic field, or…even a new way of being, dedicate time to practicing it. Schedule it, prioritize it, turn off the distractions, and show up every day. Send smoke signals up, out, and in that this practice is important to you.

Want to contemplate this week’s word further? Click here to read “Stop, Drop, and…SURRENDER”.

Sarah Ingmanson

Sarah Ingmanson

Sarah is a studio owner, fitness instructor and competitor. She is a former investment banker and equity research analyst with her MBA from the Wharton School and her MA in International Affairs from the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania. Sarah is fluent in Japanese and consults with Japanese companies on corporate governance, finance, and investor relations. Sarah's interest in Japan stemmed from her first tour with Disney On Ice as a professional figure skater. For more info on Sarah and her studio, visit