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Victory in Surrender

All that is in our control is to do our best. Trust the Universe to take care of the rest. #MondayMorningWakeUpCall

In a moment of desolate despair, Pi (from Life of Pi) looks up towards the sky and screams from the depths of his soul, “I’ve lost my family. I’ve lost everything. What more do you want? I surrender.”

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In that moment, he lets go. He lets go of trying to control his destiny. But he doesn’t give up. He continues his daily survival routine of rowing, eating, feeding Richard Parker so that the tiger doesn’t feed on him, and he continues heading towards a directionless destination that he may never reach, one row at a time.

It did turn out to be a happy ending. Pi did survive and live to tell his extraordinary tale. Even though it’s fiction it’s a metaphor for reality.

Maybe there’s a #MondayMorningWakeUpCall maxim in the Life of Pi that’s also applicable in Life of Thy (and My)

All that is in our control is to do our best. Trust the Universe to take care of the rest.

Hint: Believe that we live in a friendly Universe (Einstein believed it)