I was re-minded today as I did some yoga stretches, the importance, or rather necessity, to start at the beginning each and every time in everything I do. I don’t claim to be a regular student of yoga or anything but the thought came to me to just relax in the child’s pose until my joints and body let go before I could move on to anything else.
That thought went to a scripture that came to me about “unless you become as little children you shall never enter the kingdom of heaven”. Which lead to the first step in the twelve steps ‘admitted I was powerless and my life was unmanageable’ . Then I re-membered Christ’s comment ‘of myself I am nothing, my father doeth the works through me’.
All of these references to surrender… these are not comments or thoughts, they are living applications of a spiritual principle… a truth that never fails. Surrender is the first basic principle in anything. My thoughts are not who I am… my thin-king is what separates me from who I am… until I surrender what I’m thinking, I won’t be open to receive the in-spirit-action of that presence of which I am.
In yoga, letting go of my resistance enables me to feel good because as the body stretches it expands and I open up to a larger experience of it. Anytime I surrender… ‘what I think I know’… I am enabled (inwardly-abled) to receive even more from the source of who I am. I build awareness of this presence as I practice applying surrender or letting go in my daily activities. Most certainly I will be caught up in my thinking, but the more I practice this principle the more awareness I have. The more awareness I have, the more I live from inspiration, the more my world expands… it’s so simple…
for such a complicated guy like me.