By Sandra K. Ziebold
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The profound words that I am about to share are not my own but they are extractions of a larger work, previously featured in print. The words come from a book entitled, If Life is a Game, These are the Rules by Cherie Carter-Scott, PH.D. This little book is among the many on my nightstand and throughout my home. I refer to this book often and recently these words within it have called out to me and I wanted to share them with you.
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 your personal path become easier to traverse when you surrender to them.
The key to coming to peace with your role as a perpetual student lies in surrendering to what is, rather than trying to create what you envision should be. If resistance has been a theme throughout your life, then surrender will appear in your curriculum. If you are one of those people who always have to do things his/her way or who possess a strong, willful ego, then surrender will seem like defeat to you. But surrender only signifies defeat in war. In life it signifies transcendence.
This is not to say that you should remain passive and just let life happen to you. Rather, you need to learn to surrender to those circumstances over which you never really had any control anyway. If you surrender to the fact that you will always be presented with lessons, over and over again, you can stop trying to second guess the divine plan. You will be amazed how much easier life gets when you stop resisting and controlling it, and ride the waves toward the fulfillment of your destiny.
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I am an artist, business owner and philanthropist that strives in the everyday to keep things simple and spread positivity. I look for the peace and zen in the hustle and bustle, excitement and wonders of life and nature around us.