Yesterday, in the quiet stillness of early morning, I stood in the darkness before four lit candles and surrendered. I hunger for silence, the need to gaze inward and sit with an empty cup. Not knowing, not wanting, not fearing, not hoping, not fixing. Just being, listening, feeling. Surrender is not giving up, it’s about letting in and receiving the gifts we were born to receive. We can receive nothing as long as think we can control everything, as long as we think don’t have enough, or we’ve been cheated in some way. Surrender into silence, unlock, listen and receive. Forgiveness, compassion, gratitude are right there waiting to be let in.