. . . Surrender
I was driving north to Orillia thinking about a talk I was to give to a group of people on the topic of 'Surrender'. Inwardly I asked if I could be given some help on the best way to give this talk. Almost instantly I recalled several experiences in my own personal life at home and work that could be applied to this topic. Even though driving I managed to jot down the point forms of these experiences so I could remember them later. However in the coming days and weeks I began worrying about how to approach this topic, forgetting the subtle guidance I had received while driving. One day as the date for the talk was getting near I became exasperated and mentally giving up, again asked inwardly for help on the content of my talk. The next day I was tidying up our family room. I picked up a book to put away on the bookshelf when it dropped and fell open. As I picked it up my eyes rested upon a sentence on the page that said 'The best way to speak to an audience is to tell them your own personal stories'. As I read this I remembered that when I had first asked for help several weeks earlier the answer had already been given. This time I paid a little more attention to the guidance.