Nothing More Difficult, Nothing Easier
One of the Sufi teachers I used to follow had an interesting statement regarding surrender to God. He said something like this:
"Before surrender, nothing is more difficult. After surrender, nothing is easier."
This lines up pretty nicely with what I said last week about "trusting in God." But one thing to note about the process so far is that this starts somewhere in the unconscious mind and then works its way to the conscious mind, not the other way around.
We make the decision to trust God- and then that decision begins to reverberate from the inner worlds into the outer worlds.
In spirituality, so many things work this way. Our wider society is affected by massive shifts in the Collective Unconscious that eventually make their way into the various social occurrences and paradigms. It's truly an amazing thing to see happen if you know how to look for these things.
There's still great difficulty in attempting the ego to just "let go and let God." Yes, this statement sounds trite and ridiculous in the face of the modern world, and sometimes, it is said in a trite way, but we're really not discussing it from that perspective here. There's a point where the ego-personality's interference (as opposed to relaxing) is only going to cause more issues in the immediate and long run.
Another mistaken notion about "surrendering to God's will" means for the person to surrender to the established Biblical interpretation or teachings of a particular denomination. I'm also not talking about that.
Let us reflect on these things.
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