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The Gifts In Surrendering

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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?

Shine On!

xo

Nothing Can Be Done 2 Days Out of the Year

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“There are only two days in the year

that nothing can be done.

One is called Yesterday and the other is called Tomorrow.

Today is the right day to Love, Believe, Do and mostly Live.”

~His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

 

Just a little reminder for us all.  May you enjoy every precious moment, especially this one!

Shine On!

xo

Inspirational credit:   https://www.ramdass.org/his-holiness-the-14th-dalai-lama/

Photo Credit:  Here

The Dalai Lama’s Cat

9781401940584_p0_v1_s260x420Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge is for animals/pets.  I realize that I could give you another special photo of my darling American Bobtail Tiffy, but since she’s approved the following post, I now hit publish freely without reserve.  Because today’s post is about the above book which I bought on a lark on Amazon the other day for $1.99 ~ and it’s kept me enthralled right to the end.  In fact, it opened my eyes, my ears, my heart, my soul and most importantly, my mind which was what I was yearning for a book to do in a nice, easy manner.

Being a cat lover has its perks in reading this book because it’s as if our darling Tiffy had just struck up a conversation with me, giving me the impetus to change my ways of thinking without preaching, by simply being and showing and opening my mind to choices that I could decide to take on my life’s path.  HHC, Rinpoche and all the other cute names that the cat above went by, allowed me to slide into a different way of looking at life that I highly recommend.

So if you need a book to read which has an easy read feel to it and yet has substance,

I highly recommend The Dalai Lama’s Cat!

Shine On!

xo

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What The World Needs Now

74244601_The world does not need more successful people. The world desperately needs more peacemakers and healers, restorers and storytellers and lovers of all kinds. ~ Dalai Lama

My dear friend MLAngel sent this quote to me today and I just knew I had to use it as my blog post.  For you see, I HEARTily agree with the Dalai Lama on this one!  Don’t you?  My heartfelt thanks to MLAngel for the morning inspiration!

The picture is my own, from my own library of my happy places, for to me being on the water is my happy place.  Where is your happy place?

Happy Wednesday!

Shine On!

xo