☯ Dancing tango is to lead, follow, and surrender. But to what do you surrender?
☯ Surrendering in tango means giving up control and letting the person in the lead guide you. In a tango dance, the leader decides where the dance goes and how fast it goes. The follower gives up control and trusts the leader to lead them through the dance.
🕉 This surrender has both a physical and an emotional component. The follower must let go of their own wants and plans and be in the moment, responding to the leader's movements and following their cues.
🕉 In the end, surrendering in tango means letting go of one's ego and ego-driven desires and letting oneself be fully present and engaged in the dance and the connection with one's partner. This is true for both the leader and the follower.