Sunday, 13 May 2012

Surrender

by GYE (See all authors)

It's all about "Surrender", "Surrender", "Surrender". G-d puts us through so much in our lives just so that we learn to surrender to him, i.e. to realize that we can't do it alone and that we need him for every step of the way. This is not only a philosophy to help someone break free of an addiction, it is true in everything in our lives. It applies to they way G-d has dealt, and deals, with the Jewish people as a whole--throughout history, from when we left Egypt until today in the State of Israel where we are surrounded by enemies on all sides and still keep thinking we can do without G-d (Click here for a video about this idea). It applies to being successful in earning a living, in finding a true life partner, in being healed from disease, in having peace in life, and in everything that we strive for. As long as we still think we can go it alone, we will keep stumbling, falling and suffering. This is because by thinking we can do it ourselves, we close ourselves to G-d. Our vessel becomes full of the "self" and there's no room left for G-d. The minute we start to "let go and let G-d" and acknowledge to him that we can't do it on our own and we need his constant help, we enable ourselves to become a vessel for G-d's infinite bounty, and we will start to see success in all areas, from our jobs to victory over the evil inclination!