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The True Meaning of Surrender
And four ways to practice it in your life.
One of my favorite forms of divination is bibliomancy.
I didn’t realize it was an actual thing until very recently, but for as long as I could remember, I’d love to pick up a book and flip to a random page for a message—and whaddaya know? It worked.
While in Costa Rica, a friend of mine had a book with him that he was reading during the trip. Each time I saw it, I’d grab it and flip to a random page for a message. Each time, the message was incredibly on point.
“I need to read that book when you’re done.”
The book is Tantra Demystified by Vikas Malkani, and man, when I tell you I zipped through reading that thing. It was one of those situations where you try to lag to make it last longer, but you can’t help but want to know what’s next.
This book is focused on “Tantra secrets and techniques for sexual and spiritual bliss,” and while that can understandably ignite some risquè assumptions about the content of this book (which wouldn’t be entirely inaccurate), it was the spiritual insight that validated so much of my innate experience.
I’ll definitely talk more about that later, but for now, I really wanted to highlight a passage in the book that talks about surrender—what it means, what it doesn’t mean and four ways to practice it in your life.
One of my favorite lines is when Malkani breaks down the actual meaning of “surrender,” which states, “The word surrender has significant roots, in which ‘render’ has the meaning ‘to melt’, and ‘sur’ means ‘super’ or ‘highest’. In other words, the true meaning of surrender is to melt into that which is higher than yourself.”
Isn’t that a beautiful way to look at it?
Watch the video to hear the rest of the passage, and the four ways to practice surrender in your life.