As someone who needs to feel in control, I definitely know how hard it is to surrender and let go. It’s hard to even know where to start and what surrendering to life actually looks like. It’s first important to take an honest look at your need for control. Even if you don’t think of yourself as a control freak, chances are there are a lot of things in your life you are trying to control, notice if –
You get annoyed/upset if someone doesn’t act the way you expect them to
You’re totally thrown off course if things don’t go the way you planned
You have an idea of what your life should be like and you get anxious when it doesn’t look that way
You have a set plan laid out in front of you that nothing can sway
You have constant thoughts, worries, and stress about something happening that you want to happen (will I get the job, will he call me, etc.)
By worrying and stressing about things and by trying to stick to a rigid path, we create the feeling of control in our lives. But really, control is just an illusion, if you really think about it, you have very little control of what's going to happen. You can’t depend on people to act a certain way, stressing about getting a job won’t make you get the job, trying to stick to a plan most likely won’t work out exactly how you thought it would. We use the illusion of control to make ourselves feel comfortable and safe, but what we’re really doing is creating unnecessary stress in our life and confining ourselves because we're afraid. Release the need to feel in control by realizing that any idea of control is just an illusion anyway. Allow yourself to surrender and go with the flow of life, trust that all things will work out as they should.
The truth is, your life isn’t yours to plan. You’re here for a very important purpose, and if you want to find that purpose, you’re going to have to surrender and let the Universe lead you there. Believe that the Universe has your back and wants you to fully realize your reason for being here. If you are still, listen, and surrender to the Universe's plan for you, you will realize your full potential.