The Wisdom of Surrender
Surrender is one of the most important ingredients in determining what kind of future you will experience and is a pre-requisite to bringing about positive change.
To some people, surrender may have negative connotations, implying defeat, giving up, failing to rise to the challenges of life, becoming lethargic, and so on. True surrender, however, is something entirely different. It does not mean to passively put up with whatever situation you find yourself in and to do nothing about it. Nor does it mean to cease making plans or initiating positive action. Surrender is the simple but profound wisdom of yielding to what is rather than opposing the flow of life. The only place where you can experience the flow of life is the Now, so to surrender is to accept the present moment unconditionally and without reservation.
Life gives us whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of our consciousness. Experiences will manifest in all kinds of ways and in all kinds of shapes and will do so until the lesson is learned. Is it any wonder then why life is always providing various challenges and hurdles for us …. all in effort to get us to finally exhaust ourselves, like a child having a tantrum, and finally surrender to the “isness” of the moment?
What is your relationship with life when it shows you something you judge as being bad or maybe it’s a curve ball that has changed your plans for the day? Are you resistant like the child having a tantrum or do you accept it as it is and simply flow with it?
The mental suffering you create is always some form of non-acceptance, some form of unconscious resistance to what is. On the level of thought, resistance is some form of judgement. Judging what should or should not be happening, what he/she should or shouldn’t have said or even something as simple as acting in indignation when life shows up differently than you thought it would; for example, when someone says, “Why is life doing this to me!” or “Just when I thought things were good, now THIS!”. Stress is caused by being 'here' but wanting to be 'there'. And the intensity of the suffering depends on the degree of resistance to the present moment.
To bring about positive change and peace to your life, all you really need to do is accept this moment fully – regardless of how it shows up for you. Arguing or pushing against it doesn’t really work anyways, does it? It doesn’t change the fact that life is presenting itself as it is in this moment and so when you’re in resistance, the only thing being accomplished is heightened anxiety and a deepening of your identification with the Ego – the thoughts that are feeding your anger, frustration, impatience, etc as it tells you how unfair life is … and you believe it.
Resistance puts you out of ease with life but when you can accept the moment, as it is, you are then at ease in the here and now and at ease with yourself.
Your car breaks down in the middle of the night. It's raining. It's cold. And you have to change the tire of your car. You cannot really enjoy that it is cold and wet, but you can bring acceptance to it. When you do, peace flows into it.
You’re watching the news about someone in the political arena that has said or done something you judge as being wrong – and maybe it is and so you might even justify to yourself that in this situation, nothing but resistance makes sense. Acceptance, however, is not a matter of agreeing with or disagreeing with someone or something – instead, it is simply accepting the situation as it is and without interjecting personalization into it. You can still have your opinions but with acceptance, you drop the internal anxiety derived by the Ego that wants to fight back and be right. The Ego of course loves to strengthen itself through the need to be right and someone else wrong. The Ego will always strive to maintain separatism and increase division.
Acceptance of even the most unacceptable act is the greatest source of grace in this world. Whatever you accept completely will take you to peace, including the acceptance that you cannot accept, that you are in resistance.
When you surrender to what is and become fully present, the world ceases to have any power over you. The realm of Being, which had been obscured by the mind, then opens up. Suddenly, a great stillness arises within you, an unfathomable sense of peace. And within that peace, there is great joy. And within that joy, there is love. And at the innermost core, there is the sacred, the immeasurable, That which cannot be named. And when you live in complete acceptance of what is, that is the end of all drama in your life. Why? Because you no longer need the lessons – you have learned to surrender.
Watch any plant or animal and let it teach you acceptance of what is, surrender to the Now. Let it teach you Being. Let it teach you integrity — which means to be one, to be yourself, to be real. Let it teach you how to live and how to die, and how not to make living and dying into a problem.
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