If you are prone to anxiety like me, one of the hardest things you have to grapple with… is the idea that not everything is in your control.

It’s actually the last niyama of the yogic philosophy, Isvarapranidana. Surrender.

We don’t have all the answers, we can’t fix everything we want to fix, we are effectively powerless sometimes.

And that’s ok.

Maybe there is a grand design, a force greater than ourselves at play, but maybe not.
And that’s ok.

If we can just focus on what is in our control,

If we make sure we’re taking care our ourselves so that we have the means to give the best of ourselves to the world

If we are kind to people around us

If we take imperfect action instead of overanalyzing everything and wasting time

If we try to live in line with our values, with the yamas and the niyamas to the best of our abilities

we’re already doing better than 99% of people out there.

If that speaks to you, listen to this podcast episode on Isvarapranidhana🎧