The Art of Surrender

What do you fear? What holds you back? What do you want? Why aren’t you better? Why aren’t you stronger? Why aren’t you smarter? There is so much more you are capable of, yet you linger here, weak and afraid. You know what you want, whether you realize it or not. There is a passion inside of you for something greater. What do you fear? The world is before you, and yet here you remain. Is it failure you fear? Loneliness? Change? The unknown? Rejection? Pain? What holds you back? What are you holding on to? What is your excuse? You can never move forward if you hold onto what you are now. You can never step into the future if you linger in the past. Why is a wounded animal the most dangerous? Why is a hungry lion the one to fear? Because they are weak. Their weakness makes them fierce, it grants them a hunger for survival. Their comfort has been stripped from them, and they must fight to reattain it. Why did the Persians fear the Spartans after the battle of Thermopylae? Because the Spartans surrendered their right to life and victory in order to destroy as many as possible. They did not fight to win, they simply fought. They surrendered everything that held them back from ferosity, even victory, in order fight. They fought until their weapons failed them and they were left with their teeth and nails as weapons. What holds you back? What satisfies … Continue reading