To surrender or let go does not correlate with forgetting, suppression, ignoring or avoiding. Letting go does not create or sustain feelings of anger, sadness, jealousy, or regret. The practice of surrender is not associated with winning or losing. It also is not about your pride. Nor is it about how you are perceived by others. It does not entail obsessing or dwelling on the past. Letting go is not associated with repressing memories or thinking sad thoughts. It does not leave you with the feeling of emptiness, hurt, shame, guilt or sadness. It is not about being complacent or giving up. Surrender is not related to loss. It is not connected to demoralization or defeat.
Letting go is about cherishing the sweet and challenging memories. At the same time, surrender allows you to overcome and move forward. It allows you to have an open mind, feel optimism and confidence in the future. Letting go is experiencing, learning and growing as a result of our experiences. To let go is to be grateful for the experiences that made you laugh, made you cry, and made you grow in character.
It is about all that you have in the present moment, all that you had in the past, and all that you will have in the future. Letting go is having the courage to accept change, and the strength to keep going on even when circumstances are dire and difficult. Letting go requires courage and for you to rise to the occasion when you are being called. It is realizing that the heart and laughter can sometimes be the most potent remedy.
To let go is to open a door and as a result an opportunity, and to clear a path and set yourself free from suffering.
We live wholeheartedly when we let go. Surrendering means letting go of our attempts to control situations. Given that life is full of inevitable circumstances, we cling tightly to maintain control over every aspect of our life. Control is illusory. As we let go, we learn to accept and move forward in life with a gentle balance between effort and ease and with strength and grace. Much of humanity’s discontent and dissatisfaction comes from our unwillingness to let go of attempting to control what happens in life and trying to
manufacture the results that we believe should occur.
Find peace and joy in surrender and acceptance.
Source: Positive Thoughts
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