Synchromysticism

" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

April 6, 2014

Sweet Surrender

I'm reading The Power of Now by ET and just read this section of the book -  
"If there is truly nothing you can do to change your here and now, and you can't remove yourself from the situation, then accept your here and now totally by dropping all inner resistance.
The false, unhappy self that loves feeling miserable, resentful, or sorry for itself can then no longer survive.
This is called surrender.
Surrender is not weakness.
There is great strength in it.
Only a surrendered person has spiritual power.
Through surrender, you will be free internally of the situation.
You may then find that the situation changes without any effort on your part.
In any case you are free."  
That passage reminded me of John Denver's great song  
Sweet Surrender .
Sweet Surrender
Lost and alone on some forgotten highway, traveled by many, remembered by few.
Looking for something that I can believe in,
looking for something that I'd like to do with my life.
There's nothing behind me and nothing that ties me to
something that might have been true yesterday.
Tomorrow is open and right now it seems to be more than enough
To just be here today, and I don't know what the future is holding in store,
I don't know where I'm going, I'm not sure where I've been.
There's a spirit that guides me, a light that shines for me,
my life is worth the living, I don't need to see the end.

Sweet, sweet surrender, live, live without care,
like a fish in the water, like a bird in the air.
Sweet, sweet surrender, live, live without care,
like a fish in the water, like a bird in the air.

Lost and alone on some forgotten highway, traveled by many, remembered by few.
Looking for something that I can believe in,
looking for something that I'd like to do with my life.
There's nothing behind me and nothing that ties me to
something that might have been true yesterday.
Tomorrow is open and right now it seems to be more than enough
To just be here today, and I don't know what the future is holding in store,
I don't know where I'm going, I'm not sure where I've been.
There's a spirit that guides me, a light that shines for me,
my life is worth the living, I don't need to see the end.

Sweet, sweet surrender, live, live without care,
like a fish in the water, like a bird in the air.
Sweet, sweet surrender, live, live without care,
like a fish in the water, like a bird in the air.
Sweet, sweet surrender, live, live without care,
like a fish in the water, like a bird in the air. 

John Denver

Listening to those great lyrics now, knowing how John Denver died, I find it ironic that he would die the same way the passengers on flight 370 supposedly did, by plunging into the sea while in an airplane.

But I guess the end is never much of a happy ending for most of us mortals when looked back in retrospect, so Tollie is right in saying that the focus should be on the journey, or the now, and not the destination, because a life well lived is lived in the NOW, not the past, or the future.

4 comments:

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Tolle's book is fantastic. Some years back, Oprah did a live workshop with him that ran for weeks. It was great to hear him talking about the power of now.

Brizdaz (Darren) said...

Yes,Tolle's book is definitely worth a read.

Mike Perry said...

The journey and now: it's really all there is for us who are earthbound. We can otherwise hang about and waste a lot of time waiting for some dream or ideal to arrive.

Brizdaz (Darren) said...

NOW you're really talking Mike. ;-)