Posted by Jacinta Hin on April 19, 2010

Surrender is a spiritual skill that tops all others in its ability to set your life on its right course. (Cheryl Richards on twitter)

We often have a negative association with the idea of surrendering. It feels like losing control, giving in or giving up, evoking images of defeat, abandonment, or yielding our power to someone else.

But when seen through a different lens, to surrender becomes an act of empowerment.

When we surrender to the flow of life and the possibility of something new, we let go of obstacles. We release the illusion of control, opening up to bigger and more exciting things coming our way.

We stop expecting outcomes based on previous experiences and become curious about the unknown.

We give up our beliefs as to how things should be, letting go of fears and insecurities, and instead give in to our true feelings as to how we want things to be.

When we surrender, we are not walking away from our dreams and desires. We are just switching gears, allowing our soul to be our guide and our heart to be our eyes.

We declare our trust in the Universe and in the people we love, completely and unconditionally, allowing wonder and miracle into our lives.

To surrender also means to stop wanting things that are not aligned with our true selves. We return to the present moment and to that “inner acceptance of what is” (Eckhart Tolle, The New Earth). We start to appreciate what we already have and see what really matters.

Just as we leave Nature to nurture the seeds we plant into beautiful flowers and trees, through surrender we let bigger forces support us in our growth and on our path.

In the end surrender simply means allowing life to happen, fully and unbounded.


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  1. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Jacinta Hin. Jacinta Hin said: New on my blog – surrender is an act of empowerment, allowing life to fully unfold [...]


    this is good and empowering

  3. Dannie Polakis February 10, 2011 5:46 pm

    Can I just say what a relief to find someone who actually knows what they’re talking about on the internet. You almost always know how to bring an issue to light and make it appealing. More people need to read this and understand this side of the story. I cant believe youre not more popular because you definitely have the gift.

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