One of the main practices that I learned from my years of living in an ashram was the practice of surrender.
Which is another word about learning to trust –trusting the native intelligence that allows an acorn to grow into an oak tree, or a butterfly to emerge from the chrysalis of the cocoon. Whatever we call this...this energy guides us from within.
In yoga we call it prana. It's the life force that moves in and through and around everything, everyone, everywhere. It's only task is to bring us home to ourselves. The great yogi, Muktananada, described prana as the powerful force animating everything.
That's not a simple task, though! Especially when it encounters the gnarly, crusty resistances we have inside born out of disappointments, hurts, betrayals, and despair.
Most of us didn’t get the love, attention, reassurance, and guidance early on in our lives that we needed to become the person we could be.
That doesn’t mean we can’t grow into the person we want to be, becoming who we want to be, and flourishing despite obstacles.