When we think of surrender it’s usually in terms of giving something up. From this perspective it looks like a weak quality.
But don’t be fooled!
Surrender is anything but weak. Surrender requires trust, and the courage to let go in the circumstances.
Through the process of surrender we learn to tap into a higher wisdom and power than our own. In doing so, we learn to trust, through experience, that whatever happens is the best possible outcome, because it is!
I can throw my intellect at an issue, without resolve, for only so long.
In fact, I don’t even bother today.
Surrender opens the door to higher wisdom
After giving the problem a fair go and getting nowhere, it’s time to turn it over to a higher wisdom than our own.
When you team up with the Universe, the outcome far exceeds anything you might think of on your own resources.
And don’t hear me say you don’t need to work on the issue, of course you do. That’s what the thinking process is for.
What I’m saying is when you’ve done all you can do, and you can’t do any more, surrender it.
Thich Nhat Hanh1 describes the surrender process beautifully when he talks about taking your problems and laying them at the feet of God.
In doing so you open the door to help from your higher Power.
The biggest obstacle is lack of trust
The biggest obstacle regards surrender is trusting the right answer will show up.
Yet the only way to build trust is to do it!
From taking the action comes the experience, and your experience is everything! It’s yours and no one can take it from you.
There are countless books on surrender and letting go, but when you take action and actually do it, you learn to trust the process through the experience.
So many times now I’ve surrendered, in countless situations, over and over.
It becomes a continual surrender, to be honest.
And it never lets me down, it never fails.
So have a go. You’ve got some wonderful experiences ahead if you do!
1 No Mud, No Lotus by Thich Nhat Hanh
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