Why get agitated? Let Me take care of your business. I
shall be the One who will think about them. I am waiting for nothing else than
your surrender to Me. I intervene only when you know how to completely surrender
to Me, then you do not have to
worry anymore about anything. Say farewell to all fears and discouragement. You
demonstrate that you do not trust Me. On the contrary, you must rely blindly on
To surrender means: to turn your thoughts away from all
your problems. Leave everything into My hands saying : Lord! Thy will be done,
Thou think of it. That is to say :Lord I thank You for You have taken everything
in Your hands and You will resolve this for my highest good.
Remember that thinking of the consequences of a thing is
contrary to surrender; that is to say when you worry that a situation has not
had the desired outcome. You thus demonstrate that you donít believe in My
love for you. You will prove that you donít consider your life to be under My
control and that nothing escapes me.
Never think: how is this going to end? What is going to
happen? If you give into this temptation You demonstrate that you donít trust
Me. Do you want Me to deal with it, yes or no? Then you must stop being anxious
about it. I shall guide you only if you completely surrender to Me and when I
must lead you into a different path than the one you expect, I carry you in My
What seriously upsets you is your reasoning, your worrying,
your obsession and your will to provide for yourselves at any price. I can do so
many things when the being, as much in his material necessities as in his
spiritual ones turns to me saying; You think of it, and rests quietly closing
his eyes. You will receive a lot, but only when your prayer will fully rely upon
Me. You pray to me when in pain so that I will intervene, but in the way you
desire it. You do not rely on Me, but you want Me to adjust to your requests.
Donít believe like sick ones who ask the doctor to treat,
all the time suggesting the treatment to him. Do not do that, but rather, even
in sad circumstances say: Lord! I praise and thank you for this problem, for
this necessity. I pray to you to arrange things as You please for this
terrestrial and temporal life. You know very well what is best for me.
Sometimes you feel that disasters increase instead of
diminishing! Donít get agitated. Close your eyes and tell Me with faith: Thy
will be done. Thou think of it. And when you thus speak, I even accomplish a
miracle when necessary. I only think of it when you trust Me totally. I always
think of you, but I can only help you completely when you rely fully on Me.
Satya Sai Baba
Surrender is the shortcut to God...by Paramahamsa Sri Nithyananda
A bank manager used to take all the cash to his home everyday and bring it
back with him the next morning. He did this for a month and could not do it
any more. He found himself trembling while driving back home and was not able
to sleep at home with the money in his custody.
He finally wrote a letter to his boss asking to be relieved of the job. His
boss told him that even if the money was lost, he would not be blamed and that
he could continue with his job. The manager slept peacefully from that day
Although he is doing the same job, the fear is not there any more. Why?
Because the responsibility has shifted to a higher authority, that's all. This
is what surrender is. Do your duty, leaving the responsibility to existence.
You need not surrender to God or to any Guru. There is a life force conducting
this world. It is this life force that is causing the breath that goes into
you to come out, and the food that you eat to digest.
Simply surrender to this life force. The work that you do in your lifetime for
your survival is lesser than the work required to convert a handful of food
into blood inside your body. A research was once conducted to simulate the
conversion of 'one piece of bread into blood'. They found that the industry
for it extended to three kilometers! This is the kind of mechanism inside you!
Do you think that the life force that sustains this mechanism cannot sustain
our lives? It very well can. Only we don't have faith.
A seed has to surrender to the soil to grow into a tree. It has to have faith
in the soil and allow itself to rupture in order to blossom as a tree. In the
same way, we have to place our faith in existence and surrender so that a new
life, a life of eternal bliss can blossom.
How do you do it? Every time you feel heavy in the heart or mind, just tell
yourself that the life force that runs the world will take care of you also
and move on, that's enough. When you do this, you will see that all your
depression and worries disappear and creativity blossoms in you.
A deep peace pervades your Being. You begin to live in the moment. Surrender is
your shortcut to God! It is the ultimate technique to merge with existence. Be
A note from me:
According to me,
once you surrender it does not mean that one stops 'living'...in fact one may
enjoy ones life more because then one lives for the moment without worrying
too much about the outcome.
I received the
following from the internet and would be happy to give credit to its author.
Going with the Flow
going with the flow is a metaphor that applies to navigating a river.
When we go with the flow, we follow the current of the river rather than push
against it. People who go with the flow may be interpreted as lazy or passive,
but to truly go with the flow requires awareness, presence, and the
ability to blend oneís own energy with the prevailing energy.
Going with the flow doesnít mean we toss our oars into the water and kick back
in the boat, hoping for the best. Going with the flow means we let go
of our individual agenda and notice the play of energy all around us. We tap
into that energy and flow with it, which gets us going where we need to go a
whole lot faster than resistance will.
Going with the flow doesnít mean that we donít know where weíre going;
it means that we are open to multiple ways of getting there. We are
also open to changing our destination, clinging more to the essence of our
goal than to the particulars. We acknowledge that letting go and modifying our
plans is part of the process. Going with the flow means that we are
aware of an energy that is larger than our small selves and we are open to
working with it, not against it.
Many of us are afraid of going with the flow because we donít trust
that we will get where we want to go if we do. This causes us to
cling to plans that arenít working, stick to routes that are obstructed, and
obsess over relationships that arenít fulfilling. When you find yourself stuck
in these kinds of patterns, do yourself a favor and open to the flow of what
is rather than resisting it. Trust that the big river of your life has a plan
for you and let it carry you onward. Throw overboard those things that are
weighing you down. Be open to revising your maps. Take a deep breath and move
into the current.
What 'Surrender' means?