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52 Weeks of InfiniteFulfillment: Week 35 – Moving To Surrender

‘Surrender is just as honorable as resistance, especially when you have no choice.’

I heard this line in a television clip the other day and laughed at the same time as I was completely present to the truth of it.  It had me think about how resistant we are to surrender itself, mostly holding it as ‘giving up’ or ‘giving in’ to someone or something we experience as uncompelling or unattractive.

QuintessentialYou holds surrender in a very different context.  The quintessential self that makes you, You and me, Me calls us to surrender to the IntrinsicDesire at the core of our being.  Now, that might sound easy.  After all, how hard could it be to surrender to something we want to run through all the facets of our lives?  Think again!  Try it … and catch that voice that kicks in to tell you it’s not possible or the one that asks: ‘What are you thinking?’ Even so, there is a demand that we heed this call to surrender.  We must, for without it the InfiniteFulfillment we seek eludes us.

My QuintessentialYou Blueprint revealed my own IntrinsicDesire early in the development of this work.  The rightness of it is visceral and takes my breath away.  Am I fully surrendered to it?  All I can say is I move closer everyday.  I have no choice!

This week’s living question – our question to live invites us to consider the Desire calling each one of us:

What is the Desire calling for my surrender?

2 Responses to “52 Weeks of InfiniteFulfillment: Week 35 – Moving To Surrender”

  1. Ron Piper says:

    An interesting question not least because of the metaphor of ‘surrender’. There is an implied battle here: an internalised raging conflict. Is our being built on conflict? Perhaps because of the way we experience our world through our culture we see everything in terms of conflict. I wonder what would happen if we used another word? ‘What is the Desire calling for my sponsorship?’ I’m feeling better already! I’m seeing my life not in terms of conflict but in terms of absorbing and channelling energy. There are many things that could potentially destroy (to continue the conflict metaphor) me but I can choose to see them differently. Rather than see desires as enemies (again continuing the metaphor) we could see them as allies (this metaphor business is making me feel better by the second!). I prefer not to surrender; I prefer to be enriched. My quintessential being can be made stronger if I only choose a different view and … different words. How else can we represent ourselves other than in words?

  2. Kathleen says:

    For me, the surrender is not at all a conflicting experience. Rather, it is the invitation to embrace and engage – the call of Desire, asking me to open and allow it to permeate my being… to experience it fully, perhaps in the same way we are touched by love and moved toward it. Ultimately, we must EXPERIENCE desire fully without reservation … full surrender.

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