Yesterday, I surrendered to a therapy group member’s suggestion that people express their thoughts and feelings about “surrender.”
What does surrender mean to you? What’s your personal experience of surrender? What would happen if you surrendered? What would change in your life?
Ann shall now surrender to her wish to quote others about “surrender.”
It took me a while to learn the true meaning of patience and surrender, but I have finally accepted that healing doesn’t happen on our schedule. It doesn’t have a clock or a calendar.
— Yolanda Hadid
The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.
— Julia Cameron
Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.
— Gail Sheehy
If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments.
— Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Let the winds of evidence blow you about as though you are a leaf, with no direction of your own. Beware lest you fight a rearguard retreat against the evidence, grudgingly conceding each foot of ground only when forced, feeling cheated. Surrender to the truth as quickly as you can.
— Eliezer Yudkowsky
Always say ‘yes’ to the present moment… Surrender to what is. Say ‘yes’ to life – and see how life starts suddenly to work for you rather than against you.
— Eckhart Tolle
There are also many quotes about the negative side of surrender, including this one:
Not voting is not a protest. It is a surrender.
— Keith Ellison
Please vote for your favorite photo in today’s post, including these:
Soon I’ll be surrendering my shoulder to my physical therapist, Matt, who was devilishly happy on Wednesday when I added a chorus, just for him, to my original song “Triggers.” Here are some of the lyrics I’ll be surrendering up to an audience tonight at an Open Mic performance of “Triggers” in Arlington, Massachusetts:
For me it’s the cold and the dark,
For him it’s not finding a safe place to park.
For some it’s a loud noise,
For others it’s bad boys,
For many it’s news of attacks by a shark.
Everybody’s got a trigger,
Some of us have more than one.
Some are small and some are bigger.
None of them are ever fun.
© Ann Koplow 2018
Here‘s “Surrender” by Cheap Trick.
I also surrender to the musical suggestion of these socks.
I surrender to the truth that some won’t be able to watch the videos I include in these posts.
I now surrender to your comments and to my gratitude for all who helped me create this “surrender” post and — of course! — for YOU.