Here is a re-post to the fediverse of a recent email newsletter from Hridaya on “Trust & Surrender”. Surrender is a word that I had a lot of resistance to, but over time its meaning to me changed and it became something I find beautiful and think about often. If I could put it into one sentence, it might be distentangling caring from surrendering.
Trust is evidence that Love is stronger than death…
Surrender is the blossom of Trust. It is the only wise choice when you realize that you are in exile here and home is calling you.
Surrender is your main chance for realization. Without surrendering your personality, there wouldn’t be longing, empathy, compassion, and love. The real key to awakening is surrender.
Surrender is a paradox since it can’t be an act of personal will, but it is a conscious act of trust… It may seem difficult, but when it happens, it’s so easy—the most freeing release. Surrender shrouds you in beauty, bringing awakening, inspiration, and love.
If they ask what Love is, say, the sacrifice of will.
If you have not left will behind, you have no will at all.
Surrender is a complete act because it echoes on all levels of the being. It means dropping all masks, layers of personality, and limitations. At the same time, surrender means settling in Self-awareness, in Truth.
Real surrender is sacrificing individuality to universality, the temporal to the eternal, the limited form to infinity.
Surrender is freedom—beyond judgment, resistance, or personal intentionality. It’s another term for being aware, centered in the Spiritual Heart, transparent to the Self. Absolute Consciousness is pure surrender.
So, let your soul fly; just trust and surrender…
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