Surrender and Know the Truth (3-31-19)

Rev. Gary offers specific steps to help us release our attachment to anything that is no longer working for us and is blocking our access to the light of our being.

Sunday, March 31, 2019 “Surrender and Know the Truth”
Affirmation: “Surrendering to God, I am safe and fulfilled.”

“And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today.
When I am disturbed,
It is because I find some person, place, thing, situation —
Some fact of my life — unacceptable to me,
And I can find no serenity until I accept
That person, place, thing, or situation
As being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment.
Nothing, absolutely nothing happens in God’s world by mistake.
Until I could accept my alcoholism, I could not stay sober;
Unless I accept life completely on life’s terms,
I cannot be happy.
I need to concentrate not so much
On what needs to be changed in the world
As on what needs to be changed in me and in my attitudes.”
-Dr. Paul O. AA Big Book page 417 Fourth Edition

“True surrender is the ability to acknowledge the reality you are living in, and from that point of acceptance, to begin to move out of it.”
-Rev. Ken Daigle

“If we didn’t have the power to reject and renunciate unwanted, undesirable, no longer useful ideas, beliefs, and attitudes from our consciousness, we would never develop to our full potential.”
-Richard & Mary-Alice Jafolla

“The only time we suffer is when we believe a thought that argues with what is.”
-Byron Katie

“Always say ‘yes’ to the present moment… Surrender to what is. Say ‘yes’ to life – and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.”
-Eckhart Tolle

“And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today…”
-Dr. Paul Ohliger

“It does not mean to passively put up with whatever situation you find yourself in and to do nothing about it. Nor does it mean to cease making plans or initiate positive action.”
-Eckhart Tolle

“Until there is surrender to what is, you are trapped by your own resistance, chained to your belief that you can fight reality.”
-Rev. Ken Daigle

Three Steps for Surrender:

  1. Let go.
  2. Accept what is.
    3 Step out in Faith.