Friday, March 25, 2011

they say it so much better than I do

Thoughts on surrender from people who aren't me:

All compromise is based on give and take, but there can be no give and take on fundamentals. Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender. For it is all give and no take.
Mohandas Gandhi
(I've said this, just not as well...)

At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.
Maya Angelou

If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Love is an attempt at penetrating another being, but it can only succeed if the surrender is mutual.
Octavio Paz

The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.
Julia Cameron

Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice. Better than knowledge is meditation. But better still is surrender of attachment to results, because there follows immediate peace.
Bhagavad Gita

When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Surrender is faith that the power of Love can accomplish anything even when you cannot forsee the outcome.
Deepak Chopra

Surrendering completely to love, be it human or divine, means giving up everything, including our own well-being or our ability to make decisions. It means loving in the deepest sense of the word.
Paulo Coelho

Completion comes not from adding another piece to ourselves but from surrendering our ideas of perfection.
Mark Epstein

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