*There is a way through every block.
What does this sutra mean to you?
In our Mantra Meditation and Discussion group, some observed that
when surrender happens, the way through every block appears.
Once we get over the Western notion of attaching surrender to losing, there can be a great sense of relief on a number of levels. Yet, what surrender looks like is still not always clear, making it a rich topic of discussion.
The way(s) through every block is always available. We don’t see them because we resist rather than surrender.
Surrender is not being passive. To me, passive is giving up. Surrender is the ground source of power. It is the how to in going with the flow. It is following the flow of the Universal current; going up the up escalator, and down the down escalator.
Think surfing the wave. In order to ride that wave successfully, we must pay full attention and respond accordingly. It is a dance between surfer and the waves. There is no time to process and think about what others will think about our next move. We must simply stay present, intuit, trust in ourselves and act. That is surrender. When we resist and second guess, the waves throw us off and we fall.
Surrender is an active participation with the flow of the Universe.
“Obstacles” appear as conflicts in our lives because we are in duality. When we let go of duality, we let go of drama. Surrender brings with it a great sense of relief because it frees up our inner resources to ride the wave fully and get to where we want to go. Fast.
That is our shortcut.