Unconditional acceptance and Surrendering both look the same but are not the same.
Surrender is deeper than the unconditional acceptance
In the process of self-exploration, and self-realization everyone needs to go through surrender. And this surrender is so deep can’t understand by your logical sense and rationalization.
Usually, surrender means you are giving up but In spiritual practice, surrender means not something you give up because you can’t achieve it, you give up your ego and are ready to jump into your unknown zones. Saying yes to uncomfortable go-throughs. Trusting the whole process unconditionally without pulling yourself back from the process.
In spiritual practice, unconditional acceptance is essential things but surrendering yourself for something beyond or greater is more than being unconditional.
When you are unconditional may don’t judge or compare someone, but maybe you don’t like to follow them. But surrender is so deep, that even if you like it or not, agree or not,
You need to do it at any cost. That’s what makes surrender deeper than an unconditional acceptance.
Surrender is the only way to dissolve the ego and have the courage to face the fear that arises from the unconsciousness of your being.
But most spiritual practitioners may misunderstand their unconstitutional acceptance as surrender, but remember when you accept unconditionally you still have a choice, but in surrender, there is no choice. Just go through it, that’s the reason the ego will dissolve.
What is ego?
It’s holding to yourself that you are right without realizing the reality as it is,
Making biased decisions, and not being ready to hear other perspectives and lessons.
So, when you have just unconditional acceptance your ego does not dissolve, because still you can make some choices.
There are many Yogis, master got the highest level of enlightenment by being in the surrendering process.
Once there was a man named Sriram who had always been successful in his life. He had a good job, a beautiful family, and all the material possessions he could wish for. Despite his success, Sriram felt empty inside. He had a nagging feeling that something was missing in his life.
One day, Sriram stumbled upon a book on spirituality, and he started to explore the subject. He became fascinated with the idea of surrendering oneself to a higher power and the concept of ego dissolution. He felt like this could be the missing piece of his life, and he embarked on a journey of self-discovery.
Sriram started practicing meditation and other spiritual practices, and he felt a sense of peace and clarity that he had never experienced before. However, as he delved deeper into his spiritual practice, he realized that surrendering himself was not as easy as he had thought. His ego, which had been his driving force for success, was not ready to let go so easily.
Sriram struggled with the idea of giving up control and trusting the process. He felt like he was losing his identity and his sense of self. He would question everything, from the spiritual teachings to his own thoughts and emotions.
One day, Sriram was in the middle of a meditation session when he felt a sense of overwhelming fear. It was like his ego was fighting back, and he couldn’t handle it anymore. He wanted to give up, go back to his old life, and forget about spirituality altogether.
But something inside of him urged him to keep going, to surrender to the process fully. He realized that his ego was holding him back, and he needed to let go of it to explore true enlightenment.
Sriram took a deep breath and surrendered himself completely to the process. He let go of his ego and embraced the unknown. As he surrendered, he felt like a weight had been lifted off his shoulders, and he experienced a sense of peace and freedom that he had never felt before.
From that day on, Sriram continued his spiritual practice with renewed vigor. He knew that the surrendering process was not a one-time event, but a continuous journey. He learned to trust the process and let go of his ego every day.
In the end, Sriram achieved a level of enlightenment that he had never imagined possible. He realized that true success and fulfillment come not from material possessions or worldly achievements, but from surrendering oneself to something greater.
Once, there was a master who had a student named Lily. Lily had been practicing with the master for several years and had made significant progress. However, she still struggled with fully surrendering to the process. She had a habit of wanting to control every aspect of her life and was not comfortable with uncertainty.
One day, the master noticed that Lily was struggling with her practice. He asked her to surrender her will to him completely and trust his guidance. He explained that surrendering was an essential part of the spiritual journey, and without it, true enlightenment could not be achieved.
Lily was committed to surrendering, but as soon as she started, she found it overwhelming. The idea of letting go of control was too much for her to handle. She felt like she was losing a part of herself and didn’t know how to continue.
The master noticed her struggles and encouraged her to continue. He explained that surrendering was not about giving up but about trusting the process. He told her that she needed to have faith that everything would work out, even if it didn’t seem like it in the moment.
Despite the master’s encouragement, Lily continued to struggle. She felt like she was failing and didn’t know how to surrender completely. She thought that by accepting everything unconditionally, she was already surrendering, but she was not.
One day, the master asked Lily to join him on a walk. They walked in silence for a while until they came to a river. The master pointed to the water and asked Lily what she saw.
Lily looked at the river and said she saw water flowing.
The master then asked her to focus on the sound of the water. After a few minutes of listening, Lily felt a sense of peace wash over her. She realized that the sound of the water was comforting, and it reminded her of the guidance of her master.
Finally, she understood that surrendering was not just about accepting everything unconditionally. It was about completely trusting the guidance of her master, even if it didn’t make sense to her logical mind.
From that moment on, Lily fully surrendered to the process. She trusted the guidance of her master and allowed herself to be carried by the flow of the river. She knew that she would reach her destination as long as she trusted the process.
In the end, Lily achieved enlightenment and was grateful for the master’s guidance. She realized that surrendering was not just an act of letting go but an act of trust and faith in the process.
Conclusion: Surrendering is a process that goes beyond unconditional acceptance in spiritual practice. While unconditional acceptance is crucial, surrendering requires giving up the ego, letting go of control, and embracing the unknown, which leads to ego dissolution and enlightenment. Surrendering is not a one-time event but a continuous journey that requires faith in the process. It is a challenging process that can overwhelm and bring up fear, but once fully embraced, it can lead to a sense of peace and freedom that cannot be achieved through material possessions or worldly achievements.
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