The temptation to yield to the matrix, to yield to what is around me, to accept myself as just a part of 'whatever' and let ego/mind take charge is huge - almost overwhelming - and yet I sense that I've walked the path of yielding many times before and while it offers the perception of being easier, it is in fact not what really works for me. I am reminded of the Jehovah's Witness parent I dialogued with many years ago. I felt a pang of envy as, when I asked her a question about how we would be utilizing the theme of Christmas in the classroom she admitted that she did not have the answers, but would consult 'the book' and get back to me. I recall the sense of awe at being absolved of any sense of responsibility by allowing 'the book' to answer life's questions. How simple.
And yet of course, it is that simple, by listening to the inner guidance instead of reading a book - but there are times when just following the book sounds lovely.
But, as I said, I have a feeling I've done that many times before....