Category Archives: Surrender

BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, February 19th, 2024 by Cherie Carter-Scott in IF LIFE IS A GAME, THESE ARE THE RULES

“Surrender is the transcendence of ego and the release of control. When you surrender to your lessons that arise, you allow yourself to flow with the rhythm of life, rather than struggling against it. The peaks and valleys that mark … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, February 6th, 2024 by Shakti Gawain in CREATIVE VISUALIZATION

“Going with the flow means holding onto your goals lightly (even though they may seem very important) and being willing to change them if something more appropriate and satisfying comes along. It is that balance between keeping your destination clearly … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, October 19th, 2023 by Lisette Larkins in DIFFICULT PEOPLE

“In order to awaken spiritually, you must become friendly with the present moment. Surrender to what is. This is the counterpoint to the mind’s demand for negative emotional reactions to never-ending minutia. Changes can still be made, but such changes … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, August 21st, 2023 by Gary Spinell in BEYOND INTENT

“Fixation on a goal comes easily, especially with the constant visualization of the goal and how wonderful we know we will feel when we achieve our goal. At the same time, too much fixation is like overwatering a plant. Often … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023 by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in YOUR SACRED SELF

“To understand the concept of surrendering, you will not be able to rely on your ego. Ego never wants you to even consider surrendering. It would much rather you hang on to the belief that you must strive and cling … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, December 16th, 2022 by Megan Don in MEDITATIONS WITH TERESA OF AVILA

“Teresa noted that our reputation becomes a huge obstacle to surrendering. Even when we are working for the benefit of others, we can temper our words or actions so as not to displease the other. We choose not to create … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, September 14th, 2022 by Stuart Wilde

“For many, life is a constant search for an elusive quality we call security—we seek in our relationships, lumbering our partners and our children with our silent disquiet. Projecting our desire for security upon them—making them the custodian of our … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, September 8th, 2022 by Stephen Levine

“In Zen there is a wonderful statement: “Spring comes and the grass grows all by itself.”  That statement shows us the wisdom of letting go of all attempts to maintain control and hide from pain (which thus turns it to … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, September 1st, 2022 by Neale Donald Walsch in FRIENDSHIP WITH GOD

“You have come to a “knowingness” that the perfect thing is going to occur. Not that a particular thing is going to occur, but that the “perfect” thing is going to occur. Not that what you prefer is going to … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, August 19th, 2022 by Megan Don in MEDITATIONS WITH TERESA OF AVILA

“Sometimes, Teresa said, the Beloved allows certain circumstances, even perhaps painful ones, that we would not willingly choose so that we may learn and grow. Surrender is the key word, easy to say, but far more difficult to live. We … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, June 30th, 2022 by Jenniffer Weigel in I’M SPIRITUAL DAMMIT

“You remember the movie Toy Story?” “Of course I said.”… “Well, we are all like the toys in that movie. We are on the shelf, and God knows we are there. But sometimes he prefers Woody and sometimes Buzz. We … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, May 4th, 2022 by Dan Millman in EVERYDAY ENLIGHTENMENT

“No matter how intelligent, attractive, or talented you may be – to the degree you doubt your worthiness you tend to sabotage your efforts and undermine your relationships. Life is full of gifts and opportunities; you will open to receive … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, May 2nd, 2022 by Stuart Wilde in INFINITE SELF

“If you want to flow down the eternal river of perception toward your Infinite Self, you’ve got to let go of the branch you’re hanging on to and let the river take you. That means facing your insecurities and fears … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, April 27th, 2022 by Caroline Myss in ANATOMY OF THE SPIRIT

“My heart goes out to people who are working hard to release their negative attitudes and painful memories. “Just tell me how, and I’ll do it,” they say to me. We are forever looking for the easy meditation, the easy … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, March 4th, 2022 by Megan Don in MEDITATIONS WITH TERESA OF AVILA

“Whatever the cause of our anger or resentment, personal or universal, the reason and the result are the same. That is, we are disagreeing with the Beloved, and in doing so we are creating a wall of resistance that keeps … Continue reading

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