“Don’t look for peace. Don’t look for any other state than the one you are in now; otherwise, you will set up inner conflict and unconscious resistance. Forgive yourself for not being at peace. The moment you completely accept your non-peace, your non-peace becomes transmuted into peace. Anything you accept fully will get you there, will take you into peace. This is the miracle of surrender” ― Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
In our journey through life, many of us have experienced a sense of conflict and war within ourselves and the world around us. We may not have consciously chosen this path, but it was all we knew. For me, surrender was once seen as a dirty word, equated with giving up and failing. However, through my personal growth and understanding, I have found letting go of situations, experiences, and people we hold onto out of protection, pain, or stubbornness, allows me to open myself up to more energy, creativity, and the ability to shape my life according to my desires. Surrender becomes a powerful tool for manifesting our dreams and living authentically.
Surrender is as simple as choosing peace over conflict and is not always easy, but it yields profound rewards. I often reflect on my past reactions, realizing that fighting against situations only perpetuated anger and held me back for days. I encourage you to explore your own battles and question why you wage war in your life, business, and relationships. By embracing deep acceptance of what is, we can uncover the fears that drive our conflicts and release them with the power of love and conscious choice.
In our pursuit of personal growth and fulfillment, surrendering to what is and embracing peace can be transformative. My journey from conflict to acceptance illuminates the power we hold within ourselves. By surrendering, we make space for our true desires to manifest, experience ease and flow, and connect with our deepest truths.
Jim Babcock, RScP