Definition

sur·ren·der | [suh-ren-der] | verb

  1. To give over or resign (oneself) to something, as to an emotion: surrendered herself to passion.
  2. To give up or abandon: "surrender all fear"

synonyms: acquiescence, dedication, delivery, relenting, resignation, submission, succumbing, yielding

The greatness of a man’s power is the measure of his surrender.  -William Booth

You may initially relate this word to thoughts of doubt or defeat. However, this week I invite you to consider a new context for this word:  unlock an innate reserve of passion and enthusiasm. Surrendering is something you can do (verb) to harness greater clarity, focus and devotion. Surrendering is gaining freedom from what limits you. Surrendering is awakening to what drives you… you close your eyes, and jump… learn to fly freely.

The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to surrender what you are for what you could become. -Charles Dubois, philosopher

Succumb to yourself completely; devoted to a cause that elevates your spirit.

Often, simple things are miracles waiting to be recognized. A lifetime of choices and decisions have brought you to this powerful moment of Now, as you sit at your computer to discover this week’s Word. It is not a coincidence that you are reading this today. Today… let go unto yourself.

Sweet, sweet surrender is all I have to give. I will be wonderful. –Sarah McLachlan

Philosophy In Action

This week, muster the courage to look inside yourself; to examine the good and the not-so-good. Surrender those habits that may not be in your best interest. Resign your fear to the past, and explore the art of surrendering to your Hopes and Dreams.

Mind Games: Your Weekly Mantra

Use this statement this week, to transform your thoughts: "I surrender to..."

Color Your World

According to Colorstrology by Michelle Bernhardt, the color of the month is 'Claret Red', a fiery shade of "intense, passionate and transforming" red.  This color embodies the qualities of "love and passion" and can be useful in surrendering emotional blocks that are in your way.

Chakra Therapy

The main function of the root chakra (our chakra this month) is rooting or grounding. Surrender to Earth energy as it zips through your legs and spine starting in your feet.

Higher Education

Read more about the Art of Surrender - from Dr. Amy Johnson, psychologist.It's really about letting go of control. (Yes, yes I am - I'm speaking to you.)

1 Comment

  1. Casey
    Friday, November 15th, 2013 at 7:27 am ·

    This is absolutely what I needed.

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