Ishvara Pranidhana: Surrender

“The moment of surrender is not when life is over. It´s when it begins.” –Marianne Williamson

The practice of surrender invites us to be active participants in our life, totally present and fluid with each moment, while appreciating the magnitude and mystery of what we are participating in.

It is as if we are dancing, and our dance partner is life. Each morning when you wake up you get a new invitation, to participate, to dance. We don´t get to lead, nor do we drag our feet behind. As a dance partner to life, we are asked to be vulnerable and undefended, and yet so present that we can follow the next move, wherever the leading step takes us, adding our own style as we go (sorry, dance, of course).

Life knows what to do better than we do. Our task is simply to let go and receive each moment with an open heart, and then dance skillfully with it.

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