Thursday, July 9, 2009

Surrender is everything it is cracked up to be

I have gradually gotten more and more involved with Twitter over the last few weeks. At first, I would only open it once a week or even less. Now, I visit at least once a day and sometimes several times.

One of the great beauties of this concept is that it allows people with whom I am highly unlikely to have any sort of conversation, ever, to send me little snippets of great insight.

Example: last night, Byron Katie tweeted this--"When I argue with reality, I lose—but only 100% of the time."

I nodded when I read it, and that was the last I thought of it.

Then, this morning, I came to this place in my head:
"Surrender" is not about handing over control. Instead, it is about acknowledging that we never were in control in the first place. It is finally placing ourselves in alignment with How Things Are.

As I read back over what I had just written, it dawned on me that the seed for this was planted by Katie last night.

It intrigues me how a little jostling of the insides can result in something coming forward which is helpful to me and might even be of value to other people.

So, here is my gift to all of you: surrender, surrender, surrender. If you don't, you will be arguing with reality...and you will lose, if only 100% of the time.


Olivia said...

I too love reading anything and everything by Byron Katie---because she is really plugged into reality. I enjoyed your post, Rick. I also enjoy Twitter...I'm limiting my time there to an hour or so a day though because it can become addicting.

It is good to see you here. Not hiding.

I, on the other hand, haven't posted in quite a while. That's what's next for me.



Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful mantra for me as I start my day. Surrender, surrender, surrender. Amen.

Thank you for this, Rick.

Julie said...

Thank you for this reminder. It is particularly helpful when I am walking around with anger.
So far I am avoiding the twitter craze...but it's good to know that people are posting positive things.