Surrender

Often the most important thing we can do in any difficulty is surrender. To surrender means to allow the situation to be just as it is, to let go of any sense that the universe is out of whack because what is happening may not be to our liking. As a spiritual practice, it is not a synonym for resignation or giving up. Surrender means to stop struggling, because struggle never really helps. Of course, if there is action we can take in order to reduce the suffering of ourselves or others, we will take it. But far more often than we imagine, action taken out of desperation only makes matters worse. The Titanic sunk because action was taken. By steering hard to the side, the iceberg scraped

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