July 7, 2021

Surrender and Accept




Surrender and accept. 

If that sounds somewhat ominous, blame it on the times in which we are living.

In a political context the statement is a well known command, and a very dangerous one at that.

Seen through a spiritual lens, the same statement is an invitation. 

It offers a way to find peace in this very moment. 

Surrender should not be confused with giving up. 

I like this explanation of the difference: 

"To give up, is to stop believing. It is admitting you do not care about the outcome. 
Surrendering is caring about the outcome, while acknowledging you do not control the process, and ceasing your resistance."


We can accept what is, and still fight to change it. 

Surrendering to and accepting life is a prerequisite to understanding and compassionate action. 

Experiencing peace in the moment allows us to do things for the self, loved ones, and for strangers.

Surrender and accept life for what it is, what it is, what it is - for living a healthy and happy life.

First peace. 

Then change.



"Surrender and serenity are synonymous; you can't experience one without the other. So if it's serenity you're searching for, it's close by.

 

All you have to do is resign as General Manager of the Universe.

 

Choose to trust that there is a greater plan for you and that if you surrender, it will be unfolded in time. 

Surrender is a gift that you can give yourself. It's an act of faith. It's saying that even though I can't see where this river is flowing, I trust it will take me in the right direction.” 

 

- Debbie Ford




2 comments:

  1. Anonymous7/07/2021

    There's so much peace in acceptance of one's circumstances. Good reminder for me (and us all). I usually hash things around in my mind until I realize that this is really the way to go.
    Linda

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  2. We have been led to see 'surrender' as a negative thing, as giving up. We forget that what so often follows surrender is revitalisation and regrowth. “To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.” ~ Lao Tzu

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