Raising the white flag is only defeat of the ego and it happens when we are too weary to swim against the current. We resist it often and for as long as possible. The brightest lights always follow the darkest moments. In surrender we see that we are powerful beyond measure when we release ourselves into the flow. Life is the greatest creative outlet imaginable. There is nothing else, no greater masterpiece.

This gesture is all about pause. In the creative process there are times where we must stop, reflect and surrender. Without this step of yielding to the flow of life we risk forcing things or trying too hard to control the outcome. Admitting mistakes and stepping back is nothing to feel ashamed of. Where can you raise the white flag in your life as a sign of surrender and releasing attachment? This moment happened for me on an beautiful Oregon coast.

My greatest lesson from this time is that we can create anything we can imagine, but just because we have the power to do so, does not mean that we should. We must be completely accountable for our desires and what we want to manifest and make. Creativity is often about patience and knowing when to act and when not to.