Surrender is not indifference

Surrendering to, and accepting everything that has happened, as what is, is not to be confused with indifference our weakness.

Indifference and weakness are labels of the mind and are linked to the egoic state that most people spend their entire lives in. There is not weak or strong. Better or worse. These are all the comparatives of the mind.

When we accept within and surrender to exactly what this moment is, then we remove any internal suffering. That does not mean that we have to be happy about what is or agree with everything in the external world.

We can still express our view, but we will express it without the mind-driven egoic state. Opinions, after all, are just opinions and only the ego causes us to defend them at any cost.

The damage that is done to ourselves and others defending opinions, in some cases the collective ego will go to war with the other collective ego and many millions have died because of that.

It means that we can state our view from a position of non-attachment and peace, therefore, likely to be listened too by the other person or persons or with much less resistance. We become an example of light, not an aggressor.

Surrender and acceptance mean inner peace and often exterior peace, and not indifference or weakness.

It’s something humans have not tried.

The greater the challenge

Accepting what is, is easy when, say it’s a bit of rain or you’ve lost a pen, however, much more challenging when it’s the loss of a loved one or a serious illness or whatever that is seen as serious.

Yet the most challenging situations bring us the most suffering if we do not accept what is.

Whatever happens in our life situations, in this moment, it has already happened and we can not alter it. All we can choose is not to suffer, to be at peace with everything that is.

The greater the challenge, the greater our growth is.