Surrender has often been used to mean submission, letting go, giving up your power or control under duress….. The interpretation of the word begs for resistance, after all no one wants to be controlled especially if it is against your will. The most important gift you have is the power of will. Use it properly and your life sails or give it away and your life becomes someone else’s responsibility. When you give away your responsibility, you become a victim. That victim mentality breeds negativity. You must then understand that in surrender you take your power back not give it away.
Why is surrender important?
‘What you resist persists.’ Surrender helps you accept every situation that comes your way with a good attitude. It does more than attitude in the sense that in acceptance you strengthen your body mechanisms and in resistance you weaken them. A simple experiment is putting your arm out and saying ‘Yes’, then someone pushes against it; the arm will push back with more force and little effort. Do the reverse by saying ‘NO’ and the arm will go much weaker. This is the basis of positive thinking but at an internal level surrender puts you in love.
What part does love play in surrender
Love is the way to surrender in the sense that it destroys everything in its way. Just as the ego destroys everything in its path, the fire of love leaves nothing untouched in its way. For those of you who have read any religious books, the word love is repeated so many times. But why don’t you get it? You have instead diluted it to your understanding that compromises the true meaning. Love is eternal and whatever is breed in love is eternal. I did not know what all that meant until I discovered how much I hated people and everything around me that didn’t feel my expectations. Yes they all persisted until I learnt surrender in love, little bothers me now.
The things you hate or the ones that make you uncomfortable. These are the parts of ourself that you have abandoned. In surrender, you own them back and begin to look at life with a different view. For example abandonment feels like a relationship cut short either by a break up or death. The grieving process takes over, if you do not allow yourself to just feel sad you break down due to resisting the feelings coming at you. The parts of you that you do not like are there for you, just allow yourself to feel that financial crisis in your pass. It is ok, just make it ok and learn from it, resisting surrender at this point is going to lead you to decisions of denial.
Surrender is letting go and letting whatever is be ok, resisting just makes it worse. Surrender does not make you weak instead it does the opposite. To be brave, courageous or strong, you need to surrender to a higher intelligence. For a free ebook on how you can get to this place of surrender faster, click here.