This post is by author and spiritual director Colette Lafia, who was with me this week at the Spiritual Directors International Conference. Colette’s new book, Seeking Surrender, comes out today, and I asked her to share some wisdom from her own surrender journey (chronicled throughout the book), as well as guidance for our own journeys. Plus, she’s giving away a copy of her new book to one lucky reader, so don’t forget to enter to win at the bottom of the post! -Lacy
“Our real journey in life is interior; it is a matter of growth, deepening, and of an ever greater surrender….” Thomas Merton
It is human nature to strive for what we want and to believe that with hard work, determination, and discipline, we can achieve just about anything we want.
But what happens when despite all our efforts, we don’t end up with what we had intended or hoped for, and instead end up in disappointment or even a sense of failure? Where and how does surrender and acceptance fit into this uncomfortable equation?