Journal of a Journey: The Countdown

Self-surrender is not a process of defeat or of mindlessly submitting to another’s will. It is the act of giving ourselves to a higher purpose. – Rolf Sovik

A beginning starts with an end. That end is about surrendering to what it is. To what can be. To who we can become.

Our current moment may not be the one we prefer. We may not be where we want to be, or who we think we should be. But how are we supposed to get there without accepting, fully living our life/ourselves today?

I once read a passage of a Eckhart Tolle that says something like: We act like the present is our enemy, we live thinking the present is on our way, an obstacle to the future. The future self, the future life we want to live, the future objective. We treat the present, the only possible moment we will always live, as our enemy.

Funny enough, the future never comes. It is an illusion. When it comes, it will be the present. And the past was a previous present. We only have the present. What matters is what we do with it. How we treat the present, and how we treat ourselves is what we will receive in the “future”.

Yoga has taught me so much of the present, and of being present. When you are shaky, standing on that one leg that is weaker, holding it all in stillness, minding your breath, you have no time to think in what is coming next, and if you do, another shake will bring you back to the now.

So start here and now. There is nothing else anyways.  Where do you want to go?

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