When you surrender to what is and so become fully present the past ceases to have any power.
Surrender To The Present Moment:
Many of us do not like the word surrender – I know I am not always comfortable with it, either – as it seems like we are asked to give away power when we surrender to anything. However, the surrendering that Eckhard Tolle is talking about is actually empowering.
In this context, it speaks of letting go of the worries that we carry from yesterday, the hurt we felt before, and the anxiety that tomorrow’s expectations of us bring with it. If you emerge yourself in the present moment – the only moment of power we actually have – and lovingly welcome it into your awareness you are freeing yourself from a burden that is an unnecessary one to carry. It also gives us a chance to make wise, rational and loving decisions with all of the information that each present moment holds, without the distraction and blurred vision that we tend to react from when we allow our past and future focus to take over.
This type of surrender is essentially connecting us to our true power. And if I look at this word from that perspective it makes me smile
- How can you bring the practice of mindfulness and being present in your daily life?
- What would happen if you would decide to let go of all of the negative thoughts about what happened in the past?
Mindful Actions To Take Now:
- stop, take a deep breath and smile
- become aware of your present surroundings – focus on one sensation at a time – your hearing, what you are smelling, the sensations of your clothing on you, and so forth.