ROCK HOUND SP, NM—Sitting in the dentist chair, the bright light shining, the drill whining, the spittle flying, my conditioned reaction is to tense up and wait for a jolt of pain. But instead, using that tension as a reminder, I let go and surrender.
Suddenly, it is not my body that is being worked on, it is not me at all. I’m just inside looking out. Nothing that is happening to this body is personal.
Which is to say, not important at all.
One of the key aspects to surrender—to stop fighting life—is to stop taking life so personally.
You can practice this anytime you wish. Just do the following:
Stop… taking… life… so… personally.
Piece of cake.