The ability to surrender consciously is a by-product of empowerment.
I ask for more understanding so that I may knowingly and lovingly shape my world and my experiences.
~ Louise Hay~
As we practice the art of being aligned with what is, it becomes apparent that we can’t drop all egoic resistance simply because we want to. Resistance is human nature – resistance to change or negative experiences, self-deception, blaming, complaining. However, through conscious awareness, it can be transformed into a powerful aspect of spiritual awakening.
“The specific practice is to more toward, and to fully reside in the physicality of our discomfort, allowing the fear, the sadness, the grief, to be breathed directly into the center of the chest. In the darkest circumstances, breathing into the heart is the one thing that will always be a genuine response to the moment. The process of surrender is to take it all in – the distress, the resistance, the breath into the heart, the environment – and to feel it all fully.”
~ Ezra Bayda~
This process allows us to discover the paradoxical duality of existence, how everything is intertwined, the beauty to be discovered within all movements of experience, and ultimately, empowerment and a greater sense of compassion for others who struggle with resistance and fear in their own lives.
Today my intention is to open myself to the expansion of life. There is plenty of space for me to grow and change.