There are times in your life when all you can do at the end of the day is turn out the lights, flop in your bed and throw in the towel, raise the white flag. For some, that surrender is hard to even contemplate, and harder to accept.
And there’s a dignity in that, to fighting till the finish, to the red-faced, bitter end. But in those moments, in bed, right before the lights go out, solace can be found. The very act of giving up becomes a starting point. You clear your head, you still your beating heart, you navigate the rocky shoal of setting out again.
Call it surrender or serenity, it doesn’t matter which. Because the thing you never thought you’d do, or say, or ever have to face, becomes more than what you have to do. It becomes the way it is.”—#IPS ep 4x07