SURRENDERING TO FLOW

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All the major religions ask that we surrender our self or ego to the Will of God or Higher Power… Can this be interpreted as our willimgness to surrender to our immediate presence without the need to change anything ?…it has been stated by many wise persons that we are there right NOW but simply trapped in the need to change the “here and now.”

In one breath we are drowning in the despair of unmet expectations and in the next we’re drinking a toast to the angel of destiny–pleading, fighting, compelled to surrender to the awe-filled-truth that we are clueless to who and what we are. Except, that we can enter this never-ending vastness– reaching into the heart of each and every encounter –and give it our most human touch — the warmth of honest communication.~Alan Clements

Don’t Push the River, it flows by itself.~Robin Caasdan

The greatness of a man’s power is the measure of his surrender.~William Booth

The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.~Julia Cameron

Art is nothing but the expression of our dream; the more we surrender to it the closer we get to the inner truth of things, our dream-life, the true life that scorns questions and does not see them.~Franz Marc

All of our reasoning ends in surrender to feeling.~Blaise Pascal

Inhale, and God approaches you. Hold the inhalation, and God remains with you. Exhale, and you approach God. Hold the exhalation, and surrender to God.~Krishnamacharya

Love. Serve. Sacrifice. Surrender. This is the path. ~Sri Swami Sai Premananda

To hold, you must first open your hand. Let go. ~Lao Tzu

He knows what He is doing with me. I cannot always understand His way, but I am content in the realization that He knows what is best. That is surrender.~Daya Mata

During the sitting, when the eyes closed the body relaxed and seemed to turn to warm liquid with all vestiges of the worries and anxiety of earlier oozing away and falling into a deep state of peace. After some while it felt as if I was looking into the abyss of nothingness. I felt the surrender and the possibility of dying was a natural next step. Give all of it up and drown in the Oneness of God. I knew that was all I had ever wanted. It was at that stage that all the build-up of the mindbody package that I knew to be “me/myself/I” seemed to slip off and was moved to the side, sort of floating to the left. Then the eyes opened and it was as if nothing had changed, yet with the feeling that everything had transformed irreversibly. Utterly unable to place what had actually happened, and with no desire to place it.~Julie Sarah Powell

We know the motion of our true nature by the open embrace and empty surrender and acceptance of everything as it is.~Julie Sarah Powell

Love isn’t as simple as you wish it would be. On the other hand, it’s nowhere near as complicated as you fear it is. My advice to you is to extinguish any itch you might have to compel love to serve any agenda whatsoever. Instead, bow down before it with all the innocence you can muster, and declare yourself ready to be its humble student and servant. Celebrate through surrender.~Rob Brezsny

When we know love matters more than anything, and we know that nothing else REALLY matters, we move into the state of surrender. Surrender does not diminish our power, it enhances it. -Sara Paddison

“Surrender is faith that the power of Love can accomplish anything even when you cannot forsee the outcome.” – Deepak Chopra

The word “surrender” is often interpreted as giving up, as weakness, as admitting defeat. Although this is one way to use the word, we will use it in a different way. Surrendering means letting go of your resistance to the total openness of who you are. It means giving up the tension of the little vortex you believe yourself to be and realizing the deep power of the ocean you truly are. It means to open with no boundaries, emotional or physical, so you ease wide beyond any limiting sense of self you might have. – David Deida

“Self-interest is but the survival of the animal in us. Humanity only begins for man with self-surrender.” – Henri Frederic Amiel

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