Black Belt Attitude: Surrender

Perth Martial Arts

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” — Lao Tzu

Each week we discuss a Black Belt Attitude topic with the kids in our Warrior Talk. This week’s topic is on Surrendering and Letting Go. Please pass this on to as many people as you can. Like dropping a pebble in a pond, the ripples can have a significant effect on someone else’s life.

Surrendering doesn’t mean we give up. Too often we try to control the outcome of situations we were never in control of. Most of the events in our life take place out of our control – the traffic jams, the queues at the supermarket, waiting for the train or bus that always seems to be late.

Instead of wasting your energy and emotion on situations you can’t control, simply let go the illusion of control. Focus on those things close to you that you can control, where you have a real choice as to how you respond. Think about whether your choice really can change the outcome; if it can’t, let go …

Children have even less control, and these days it seems their lives are almost as busy as ours. So while it’s important for children to focus as much as they can on what’s right in front of them, it’s just as important that we help them understand it’s totally ok if things don’t work out as they planned.

In the words of the great Doris Day: “Que Sera, Sera. Whatever will be, will be.”

Have a great week.