The Bliss of Being
Dear Blessed One,
Many people have been asking me recently how to surrender and what the difference is between surrender and resignation.
Surrender isn’t the same as resignation nor does it mean to take the “whatever” attitude, which still has you trapped in suffering. Surrender doesn’t mean giving up either. It is noticing any internal resistance and letting go of the idea that the resistance is somehow equated with strength or abeyance. Surrender is allowing what’s here to be here. In that resting state, (not fighting with life) new views can come through from your higher essence ~ your authentic self.
As an added benefit, when allowing life’s experiences (life has said yes, you might as well too), rather than flailing around in the mind trying to fix it, feelings can come up to be felt and healing can happen.
There are infinite streams of reality and life has no resistance to any of it; all it wants to do is experience. Life doesn’t mind anything, you are life, existence existencing. Feel it all without the mind’s labeling, judgment, resistance, clinging… Just be life.
Hmm… how to stay in the deep waters of stillness while watching the waves of life? Step back just a little from what you are seeing and move closer to the one who sees. Watch how it all moves organically, freely whether you like it or not.
Notice everything – what you hear, see, feel, and do while not forgetting you are the one who is watching. All of these things you are watching come and go. You, the true you, remain.
Be in your innocence, your individuality, this is your home. The mind is not yours. The mind was given to you through the limited human perspective of others. Examine it. There is so much more to you than the limited, conditioned, programmed self.
Existence is ultimate bliss. Unhappiness is a creation of the mind. This doesn’t mean don’t feel your feelings, it means the bliss of being is always there holding everything. Even in the throes of great challenges, access to the bliss of being is available. Surrender is the door.
Much Love and Blessings to You,
“All happiness comes from awareness. The more we are conscious the deeper the joy. Acceptance of pain, non-resistance, courage and endurance – these open deep and perennial sources of real happiness, true bliss.”
~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj