Surrender to Being Different is about understanding how we see ourselves, and how we define ourselves, as having a disability or being different. It is about “playing the part” as an award winning actor might, this role which we often play without realizing it. It is about the disconnection and the mess of being you, until the breakthrough of the connection. It’s about acknowledging how you feel, so you can say, “Yes finally let me just surrender to being me”, and just float in non-resistance. It will be okay, and you can colour outside the lines if you choose. You are more than enough. The book is about accepting who you are, and liking what you see in the mirror.
The book explains how to move to the connection, the acceptance and the place of surrender but first you need to sit in the mess, the gunk, in what Lina calls the disconnection. There are exercises throughout the book too to help the reader in their journey.
Lina believes that what stops us in our tracks too, is not our disability but our thoughts. Believe you can’t and you won’t but if you believe you can and you will. She would know as has a physical disability called Arthrogryposis. Lina’s passion and work is about making change and challenging the status quo and being the best you can be no matter who you are.
The world makes challenges for us too, but sometimes it starts with looking in the mirror at our self, which shows where the challenge comes from! If you say I can’t enough times, you’ll start to believe it! We would rather you look in the mirror and say, “Yes, I can! Watch me!” Lina also want you to feel the feelings, be aware of the thoughts that you have, and create acceptance that needs to happen. You can’t change the future by pretending in the present, that the past wasn’t there.
Lina will inspire you to take action with your own life, as anything is possible in life, if you only believe and then take action.