Surrender

Surrender isn’t a sacrifice of the known, but rather a celebration of the infinite.

– Nipun Mehta –

Nipun Mehta in a commencement address said “What do exponential love, exponential forgiveness, and exponential kindness look like? Silicon Valley didn’t have an answer for that, so I had to expand my search in other directions.  And I found something startling. I discovered that technology’s quest towards the unknown requires us to accumulate more and more control, whereas growing in virtue requires an altogether different capacity: more and more surrender.  As I initially practiced the art of surrender, I felt like I was letting go. But rather quickly, I saw that I was also letting come, letting “in”. Without my asking, life offered with great abandon.  

To read the entire address visit:  http://www.dailygood.org/story/2019/embrace-the-grace-celebrate-the-infinite-nipun-mehta/

In todays world we are bombarded with personal challenges, severe environment changes, fear, hate, the list goes on.  To consider the idea off surrender initially feels like giving up.  Yet, in this beautifully written address we are presented with the idea that surrender is a path to letting in.

He goes on to say. “Surrender isn’t a sacrifice of the known, but rather a celebration of the infinite. Sooner or later, we see the futility of fitting the glorious spectrum of our human experience into a neat little algorithm. You no longer try to scheme deals with nature. When the ego moves from the driver’s seat to the passenger seat, you not only enjoy the ride but become aware of the vast conspiracy of the universe to drop you at the doorsteps of greater good. With an effortless bow, you let go that which is leaving, and you let in all that arrives.

Such a grand mystery of life is not meant to be traced backward. It must be lived forward”.

”Blessings on your journey”

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