It’s emotional and spiritual.
It’s not intellectual.
You can’t understand it with your mind.
It's a master and a servant.
You can feel it.
You can't explain it.
Three different paths all lead to surrender.
When you surrender to life you accept all that happens and all that is.
When you surrender to the Self you merge with your own sense of being, the life force which permeates the whole universe.
When you surrender to God you put all your cares in his hands and happily accept everything he lays before you.
It all comes to the same.The depth of it is incomprehensible.
Whichever path you choose surrender means to give up control. It’s not easy to do. Most people hate it. Why? Because we are so sure of what we want and need – and what we think others should want and need.
We like to think that we are in full command of our lives. When things don’t happen they way we wanted there is disappointment or depression.
To surrender means to accept, even appreciate, whatever comes your way. Even if I don’t understand why things happen the way they do. Even if I don’t like it.
I relax into what is.
I give up my most cherished fights.
I quarrel with nothing.
I stop commanding.
I stop forcing.
I start receiving and accepting.
I want nothing.
I want everything.
In surrender you are happy in every situation. It means being naturally relieved of disappointment and depression. Not because bad things don’t happen but because you don’t judge good and bad the way you used to.
Few people achieve complete surrender immediately but partial surrender is always possible. A first step to surrender is letting go. Another early step is to stop resisting what is, to stop fighting the world.
A more advanced step is to admit that you are indeed helpless. And to sit with that helplessness and to fully, fully embrace it. Don’t be afraid of the temporary emptiness that comes when you first lay down your weapons. It will soon be filled with your authentic self, with bliss.
Surrender doesn’t mean that you force yourself to endure what you don’t want. Surrender means that you don’t resist what is while knowing what you want without attachment to it – and no aversion toward what you don't want.
That's a tough one.
Sometimes life forces you to surrender by being a total bitch. That's the master aspect of surrender. Sometimes you melt into surrender by a softened heart. That's the servant aspect of surrender.
Surrender means being completely honest with yourself. It also means grace because you are given the possibility to surrender through your desire to do it.
It’s your gift. See if it has arrived.
To fully and completely accept and love yourself is part of surrender. You can’t surrender and still have complaints about yourself, or anyone else.
Surrender is unconditional love. Unconditional love is surrender.
In giving up all you gain all. But you haven’t surrendered until you loose all expectation of gaining anything from it. That’s the tricky part.
We always want something in return.
Sure, you'll get it. But you can’t demand or even expect it.
I’m so grateful that I was given this gift.
I’m so grateful that I had the desire to accept it.
It’s not done by me.
I can only entertain the desire.
Everything is as it should.
Thy will be done…
Nothing needs to be changed.Just add awareness.