Living Into Surrendering: Day 19,

I have decided to live into surrender more consciously for 21 days, and share the journey with others. I invite you to join me, for the benefit of your own peace, and the peace of those around you.

Where am I putting my attention? Because where I place my attention is what will grow.

Opening myself more consciously and prayerfully to surrender as I am making this transition is helping me move forward.

Surrender is allowing me to open up to my journey more and more, and trust where God is guiding and leading me.

I return to this prayer my Thomas Merton, which  continues to speak to me in my surrender journey–one I am always living.

“My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road, though I may know nothing about it. Therefore I will trust you always, though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.”

—Thomas Merton, Thoughts in Solitude