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It’s possible for anyone to wake up all you got to do is master surrender. The mastery of the mind is the mastery of surrender. Most people can’t surrender. They just can’t because they’ve never practised it because it’s not in our primal programming or our causal programming. We are not programmed to accept or surrender. We’re programmed to conditionally accept. We’re programmed to conditionally surrender. But that’s not surrender; that’s a business deal.
True acceptance is the end of the story.
True surrender is a full stop.
And once we’ve mastered that, we’ve mastered the mind.
When you talk about conditional acceptance and conditional surrender, I feel like I can do that. But when you talk about just surrender with no more story, I don’t think I’ve ever done that, and I’m not sure how. So, how would I surrender?
Practice. It’s related to your intention. If your intention is to learn acceptance, if your intention is to learn unconditional surrender, you will practice it. But it has to be an intention because it actually goes against our nature which is survival and there is no surrender, true surrender or acceptance in survival, not really.
And so, to learn acceptance, to learn surrender, we have to have the intention of learning it and then practice it. Does that make sense? So, I intended to learn surrender; I intended to learn acceptance. It was my strong intention to do so. Because I knew that was the answer. I knew it was the answer to higher consciousness to superconsciousness. And I knew there was no other way.
What do you surrender to?
Pain. You can’t surrender when everything’s sweet. What are you surrendering to? You can only surrender to discomfort of some kind, whether it’s emotional discomfort or physical discomfort. But anytime that we have anything that we’re objecting to appear in our lives, it gives us an opportunity to let go, to surrender. And every day, we have hundreds of opportunities, probably 1000s if we want to find them. If we want to look for it.
If our intention is to practice surrender, we’ll find a way to do it. And so, I practised what I call the openness or the game of zero. If there’s nothing happening inside of me, nothing at all, I’m at zero. Anything that disturbs me is above zero. Anything, where I go into resistance is above zero. The game was, once I noticed I was above zero, how fast could I get back to zero? How fast could I get back to complete openness again? And I played that game for 11 years. I practised it. And because I practised it, I got good at it.
Whatever you practice, you’ll get good at.
When you’re totally healed, is that when the pain stops when you don’t have to surrender anymore; it’s just finished?
Oh, you want to heal the pain.
Oh, I mean, you were saying if we totally surrender to pain, I mean.
Is there an end to that?
Oh no, if you surrender the pain, it hurts. Surrender doesn’t take pain away. The pain’s still there, but you’re no longer in resistance to it. So if I was actually in pain, you wouldn’t notice anything because I wouldn’t be resisting it.