Friday, October 26, 2012

Sweet Surrender!

"To some people, surrender may have negative connotations, implying defeat, giving up, failing to rise to the challenges of life, becoming lethargic, and so on.  True surrender, however, is something entirely different.  It does not mean to passively put up with whatever situation you find yourself in and to do nothing about it.  Nor does it mean to cease making plans or initiating positive action.

"Surrender is the simple but profound wisdom of yielding to rather than opposing the flow of life.  The only place where you can experience the flow of life is the Now, so to surrender is to accept the present moment unconditionally and without reservation.  It is to relinquish inner resistance to what is."

- Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now

Here's to celebrating the Flow of Life and what IS!

And for the first time ever, I think Bill Clinton might have been on to something when he wanted a definition of "is."

Sweet Surrender  – John Denver
Surrendering – Alanis Morissette
Sweet Surrender – Bread
Surrender – Cheap Trick
Sweet Surrender – Sarah McLachlan
Your Surrender – Neon Trees
Moment of Surrender – U2
Surrender – The Presets

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