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.

Guilty

We feel guilty because we are worried about how others are judging us.

The internal mind-construct of the story of ‘me’ is concerned about its exterior image.

The ego is concerned about what others might think about us if we do not do something or equally if we do something too.

Amazingly, the little mind-made ‘me’ can find anything to create guilt about. It is all part of the story.

If we choose to accept that, what we do or don’t do, is no one else’s business. Equally, whether we are doing something for others, or not, does not matter or affect our worth as a person.

Guilt is a self-inflicted pain that we choose to have or not. If we choose to accept that others are responsible for their own lives, happiness, etc and we are equally accountable for ours and no one has to justify any choice, then we can have peace within.

Peace comes from accepting what is, accepting ourselves and others too and not associating ourselves with our ego. Our mind and ego are not us.