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Chapter 6 - Acceptance & Surrender

Whatever you accept completely will take you to peace, including the acceptance that you cannot accept. Leave life alone. Let it be.

It has been said that “wherever you go, there you are.” In other words, you are here. Always. You don’t need to have a reactive like/dislike relationship with life where you are in continuous conflict with situations and people. It’s just a deep-seated habit that can be broken, simply by allowing this moment to be as it is.

The habitual and reactive “no” strengthens the ego. “Yes” weakens it: The ego cannot survive surrender. Surrender becomes so much easier when you realize the fleeting nature of all experiences. Surrender comes when you no longer ask, ”Why is this happening to me?.” Acceptance of what seems like the unacceptable is the greatest source of grace in this world.

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