My journey here on this earth has taught me that every life experience I encounter generates an emotion I feel, positive or negative. Initial emotions are neither right nor wrong, they just are. However, what I believe about my experience will create a state of being attached to an outcome that I am responsible for. I’ve learned there are only two choices to make when encountering any emotion. They are ‘Surrender’ or ‘Control’ and because they’re polar opposites, they cannot be chosen simultaneously. Therefore, the Truth is, it's all about the CHOICE I CHOOSE to attach to the emotion I’ve encountered because of the life experience I've had.
What's Your Belief?
If I choose to surrender, the natural result of my belief (to surrender) is a state of peace, no matter the end result of my life experience. Being in a state of peace naturally opens gateways for solutions to materialize at the right time and in the best way. If I choose to exercise my power to control, then the natural outcome of my belief (to control) is a state of disharmony that creates roadblocks which stop answers from actualizing and breeds ongoing troubles.
I’ve learned being human means I have a tendency to create expectations around how, what and when solutions materialize. I’ve discovered that if my expectations are obstructed or blocked I experience additional emotions, which are usually anger and frustration. Sadly, it's my pride that regularly stops me from recognizing I am the one who created the expectation that built the limiting walls which boxed in and closed off a solution from materializing. Resolution to this issue is of course to circle back; to surrender and fight for my right to choose and actively come to the end of my self-created expectation.
The Surrendight Choice
I created a new word to describe the above process because when I searched the dictionary for a term that communicated the concept, I came up empty handed. Surrendight is the combination of the two words, surrender and fight. One must surrender in order to trust, and must fight in order to surrender, hence the word Surrendight.
By definition Surrendight is the art of mastering surrender and fight simultaneously. It is to surrender what you have no power over and fight for the one thing you do have a choice in, that of course being the right to choose to surrender. It truly is an art because you are utilizing your ability to war without weapons, clothed only by your determination to seek and find Truth!
Becoming aware of and accepting Truth generates a natural resolve to trust which creates Vision and generates solutions that once seemed impossible. Focusing on a problem, issue or an expected outcome limits actualization of new realities but restricting expectations and trusting Truth opens doorways to endless possibilities.
by Bonnie Penner