Kicking and Screaming into Surrender

The ecstasy of Surrender

I am reading Dr. Judith Orloff’s The Ecstasy of Surrender: 12 Surprising Ways Letting Go Can Empower Your Life. Her endorsements are people whose work I love and respect: Dr. Brian Weiss, Marianne Williamson, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Caroline Myss, Doreen Virtue, and Ram Dass.

Judith’s opening about not fitting in, sounded like me.  A fellow empath, she spoke my language.  Surrender, she says, is the ability to be fluid, to bend like a willow during life’s storms and ensuing calms.  It sounded perfect, until my husband told me we could not go skiing next week because the freezing temperatures would not be good for our just- recovering lungs.  NOOOOO!

I have been waiting for three drought-filled years to ski.  Do I have to give this up?  It’s the best fresh snow we’ve had in years.  Where is the ecstasy? Where is the surrender?  Will let you know….