Sounds like a strange title for a blog post, huh? Well, I guess it is, but a comment from this post made me feel like I wanted to write more about surrendering.
To surrender is to allow the Universe to have a hand in life. Surrender isn’t a negative as many of us deem it when we hear the word. Surrender is simply presence during whatever chaos surrounds us. It’s not picking up the karma of chaos, but simply allowing it to swirl around us while we stay peaceful, centered and present.
Surrender isn’t allowing the past to whip our emotions up into a frenzy of negativity, of hurt, or of resentment. It isn’t allowing the good of the past to be lost, but instead to hold it tenderly in a place of peace. It isn’t allowing the loss of the good to overshadow the present good with bereftness or grief. It is being in the present moment, truly being in the present moment with peace – no past – no future – just now.
And if that sounds hard to do, well, by golly, you’re right! (Sorry, I needed a giggle to break the seriousness.) Because many times it’s not easy, otherwise we’d all be doing it and be like Eckhart Tolle or the Dalai Lama without straining to stay present.
Surrender isn’t giving up or giving in or allowing others to control you. It isn’t being a doormat or losing the battle.
Surrender is breathing in the gratitude for what we currently have at this very moment and acknowledging it. Surrender is faith in integrity. Faith in ourselves. Faith in the Universe that all arrives with Divine Timing. Surrender is letting go and letting God. Surrender is putting the desired outcome out there and taking the baby steps that we can in order to accomplish whatever it is we want without putting restrictions, nor past or future limitations on ourselves and our situation. It’s stillness and prayer. It’s a loosely built plan of what we’d like ultimately, but with the caveat that somewhere close in that vicinity would be fine as well. It’s allowing the Law of Attraction, the angels that are friends and strangers or maybe, actually angels, to help us. It’s continuing to do our best daily, with integrity and lay our worries on the bedpost as we sleep in peaceful slumber, knowing we have done our best today and have earned a restful sleep. Surrender is allowing the freedom of peace to envelope our souls. To find the peace in the current situation, no matter how bleak it seems and to remember that tomorrow is another day with a new dawn and the possibilities of miracles abound. It’s reaching out to others when times get tough, for more often than not, they are waiting in the wings to comfort, to help and to encourage.
It’s finding The Presents of Presence, unwrapping the peace and being grateful for what is in this very moment. It’s finding the good now.
Have you every surrendered? What was the outcome?