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“When we stop trying to control events, they fall into natural order, an order that works.
“We’re at rest while a power much greater than our own takes over, and it does a much better job than we could have done. We learn to trust that the power that holds galaxies together can handle the circumstances of our relative little lives.”
“Surrender means, by definition, giving up attachment to results. When we surrender… we let go of our attachment how things happen on the outside and we become more concerned with what happens on the inside. The experience of love is a choice we make, a mental decision to see love is the only real purpose and value in any situation.”
“Until we make that choice, we keeps driving for results that we think would make us happy. But we’ve all gotten things that we thought would make us happy, only to find that they didn’t. This external searching looking for anything other than love to complete us and to be the source of our happiness is the meaning of idolatry. Money, sex, power, or any otherworldly satisfaction offers just temporary relief for minor existential pain…”
“…When we love, we are automatically placing ourselves with in an attitudinal and behavioral context that leads to an unfoldment of events at the highest level of good for everyone involved. We don’t always know what what that unfoldment would look like, but we don’t need to… our only job in every situation is to merely let go of our resistance to love.”
“…To relax, to feel the love in your heart and keep to that as your focus in every situation–that’s the meaning of spiritual surrender. It changes us. We become deeper, more attractive people….”
“…Love is a win-mode, a successful attractive vibration. We think that success is difficult, and so for us it is. Success in life doesn’t have to involve negative tension. We don’t have to be struggling all the time.
“If you think about it ‘taking the bull by the horns’ would be a very dangerous thing to do. In fact, ambitious tension actually limits our ability to succeed because it keeps us in a state of contraction emotionally and physically….”
“We are simply asked to shift the focus and take on a more gentle perception…Just one sincere surrendered moment, when love matters more than anything, and we know that nothing else really matters at all.”
~Marianne Willimanson from the classic A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”
 
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