What is surrender and how does one do this? There are a few definitions to surrender but this is one the one I like, “to give up in favor of another, especially voluntarily.” I want this blog to focus on giving up voluntarily instead of giving up by force, or to give up or abandon.
As I sit here looking at my dog he looks back at me with anticipation, anticipation of what, I’m not sure, but whatever it is he is happy. He is a comfort to me when I am sad, he plays with me when I am happy, he lays with me when I am sleeping, he is a companion to me when I am lonely, my dog is everything I need him to be in each moment. I realized that he was giving up his identity as a dog to be what I needed him to be.
Dogs are dogs but when you get them in a home where people truly love them, love transforms the dogs into something else, something that is far from their original state.
Maybe humans are here on this earth to acquire the same understanding as my dog, the understanding that we should voluntarily (yes, this is the key) surrender our identity to Love.