It is so hard to listen to your true self when you are filled with old patterns and habits that you have practiced for years. I know that I am stuck when I am doing things that just don’t feel right and I feel all twisted inside. It is only when I can’t stand it anymore that I step back and say, “Okay I surrender!” And even though that is hard to do and these old patterns are hard to break, ultimately that is what I must do if I am ever to make a shift. We can never change our patterns if we continue to do the same thing over and over. We must step back, look, listen, and feel whatever we are holding on to. The “I surrender” part comes when we are completely sick of how we feel. When we have had enough of suffering and are ready to drop whatever we have been trying to prove, control, dominant or any other egoic goal, only then can peace and happiness arise. Peace, that magic experience that dwells in the heart is just waiting to be released. It is just waiting to arise from within us once we finally let go of all that we are holding on to.