5.12 This man of harmony surrenders the reward of his work and thus attains final peace: the man of disharmony, urged by desire, is attached to his reward and remains in bondage. – The Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 5)
What happens if we do our best in any given situation and have no expectation regarding the outcome? In relationships we love, we give and we care; at work we focus, we work towards goals and deliver excellence, and we expect not a certain result. In other words we surrender to life while living life to the fullest.
Surrendering is surely not an easy practice. We think thoughts constantly and many of them have to do with what we expect will happen next or later. So it’ll have to be a new mental muscle that we slowly develop. Because when we do, peace drops into our midst quenching the thirst produced by our constant striving.
Daily Affirmation: Today I give my best and expect not.