Isvara Pradidhana: Surrender to God

Monday, November 28, 2016

Isvara Pradidhana: Surrender to God

Surrender to God.

I don’t think a more complicated and edgy statement can be made. The word surrender in the west is probably one of the most feared and resisted words in the English dictionary; secondary only to the word God. So to put them together in a sentence as a guideline?

Those yogis must be crazy.

But here’s the thing:

they’re right.

You can’t complete a spiritual journey without some level of surrender to the divine force of creation. In fact, you can’t even begin a spiritual journey without surrender. Call it what you will: the Universe, God/ess, Allah, Jesus, Buddha, Divine Mother, etc… There is a force much greater than us at play within our very existence that will bring us to our knees as many times as it takes for us to finally surrender.

Surrender it not giving up on life. It’s the releasing of our attachment to the illusion of control we have over it. It’s knowing and accepting that we are not alone. We are never alone. And everything that we perceive to be happening to us is actually happening for us, through us. When we surrender, we become co-creators of our reality, and our lives become everything we’ve ever dreamed about and wanted. We no longer experience suffering as an attack. We are no longer victims of circumstance. We are no longer burdened by the weight of the world.

Does this idea seem far-fetched and lofty? Are you feeling some resistance?

Take that as a sign you need to surrender.

You can’t do this alone.

And guess what?

You don’t have to.


It’s as easy as closing your eyes, and saying “Please help me. I need you. I surrender.” and meaning it.

Then sit back and let your life unfold into the beauty of pure existence.

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