Lots of people are repelled by the idea of surrendering to Divine Will because they believe that doing so means that they will be relinquishing their free will and diminishing their capacity to reason and act. Just the opposite is true. Essentially, surrendering means attuning your will with Divine Will, which strengthens your resolve to live purposefully and reinforces your capacity to do, to achieve, to become. What you are actually surrendering is your self-centeredness and the belief that you are alone and unprotected in an uncaring, unforgiving world. Surrendering is nothing more than a homecoming, a recognition that your will aligns with Divine Will as naturally as a child’s hand fits into its mother’s.
If you subscribe to the ancient wisdom that a supreme, loving intelligence governs all of existence, then it follows that you are being guided with infinite wisdom and inexhaustible love at all times. And that means that life is unfolding in a way that has your best interests in mind. Therefore, every situation you are presented with is a gift, an opportunity for you to learn and grow and move closer to realizing your potential.
Ultimately, surrendering to God, to life, to the Universe, or whatever you wish to call it, puts you on the fast track to living the best life you can possibly live. Of course, implicit in that statement is the expectation that you are (more…)