Looking at me with the spark in her eyes that I have missed so much, she leans forward and says,

I think I have finally realized that I have to surrender and obey.

She’s right.


Every day we choose our recovery. We make the choices that are aligned with who we want to be.

Or we don’t.

Some days I muster up everything I have and white knuckle my way through these choices because I have to, my happiness (aka sanity) depend on it.

Other days I truly enjoy making these choices and don’t have to put much thought into them.

Years into this journey, along with these words from my client, I have come to realize that the choice to practice recovery, to live a life that is happy, healthy and engaged, is more about surrender and obeying.

I must surrender to the fact that only so much is in my control. And, most of all, I must obey what is required to live the life I want.

To awaken tolife in color, we must bothsurrenderandobey.

5 thoughts on “Petite Post: More Than Choosing It

  1. Julie Sorrell says:

    I found that after a devastating fire that killed precious pets and took all I owned my mantra became, “I acceptance lieth peace.” Some days that’s easy. Some days are diffucult. Especially when severe depression haunts me far too often. Surrender is the only way thru sometimes.


    1. Julie Sorrell says:

      That didn’t post right. Not sure why today’s date came up. And the quote was, “In acceptance lieth peace”


    2. Surrender is sometimes the only way through. Sending love you way!


  2. BnB says:

    The surrender part was so hard for me. I sense that you can relate. I was so used to controlling my own destiny before infertility, and the fact that I couldn’t control getting pregnant broke me. The obey part is is still difficult for me, but I’ve always been sort of a rebel. I’d love to hear more elaboration on the obeying.


    1. I have a piece coming next week on the whole obeying thing, at least on the self-care portion of it. I think obeying for me is realizing what is truly in my control, constantly reminding myself of that and choosing to do something about it. The rest I have to let go of and surrender to. What about you?


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