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The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life's Perfection The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life's Perfection by Michael A. Singer
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“My formula for success was very simple: Do whatever is put in front of you with all your heart and soul without regard for personal results. Do the work as though it were given to you by the universe itself - because it was.”
Michael A. Singer, The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life's Perfection
“I am so grateful that surrender had taught me to willingly participate in life's dance with a quiet mind and an open heart.”
Michael A. Singer, The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life's Perfection
“Am I better off making up an alternate reality in my mind and then fighting with reality to make it be my way, or am I better off letting go of what I want and serving the same forces of reality that managed to create the entire perfection of the universe around me?”
Mickey A. Singer, The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life's Perfection
“Each of us actually believes that things should be the way we want them, instead of being the natural result of all the forces of creation.”
Mickey A. Singer, The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life's Perfection
“How could I possibly explain the great freedom that comes from realizing to the depth of your being that life knows what it's doing?”
Michael A. Singer, The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life's Perfection
“No matter who we are, life is going to put us through the changes we need to go through. The question is: Are we willing to use this force for our transformation? I saw that even very intense situations don't have to leave psychological scars, if we are willing to process our changes at a deeper level.”
Michael A. Singer, The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life's Perfection
“A great spiritual teacher once said, “Every day bite off more than you can chew, and chew it.” Life”
Mickey A. Singer, The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life's Perfection
“Accept the purification power of life's flow.”
Michael A. Singer, The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life's Perfection
“just kept letting go and practicing nonresistance, whether I liked what was happening or not.”
Mickey A. Singer, The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life's Perfection
“no matter who we are, life is going to put us through the changes we need to go through. The question is: Are we willing to use this force for our transformation? I saw that even very intense situations don’t have to leave psychological scars, if we are willing to process our changes at a deeper level.”
Mickey A. Singer, The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life's Perfection
“clearly remember deciding that from now on if life was unfolding in a certain way, and the only reason I was resisting it was because of a personal preference, I would let go of my preference and let life be in charge.”
Mickey A. Singer, The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life's Perfection
“Done properly, yoga is the science of channeling all energies upward until they merge together at the highest point—Oneness.”
Mickey A. Singer, The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life's Perfection
“That was the essence of my experiment with life: if it’s down to a matter of preference—life wins.”
Mickey A. Singer, The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life's Perfection
“The only meaningful prayer is that this white-hot fire be so destructive to the personal self that it severs the cord that binds.”
Mickey A. Singer, The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life's Perfection
“He never complained, and he never got depressed or despondent. He just spent each day surrendering at a deeper and deeper level. Reality”
Mickey A. Singer, The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life's Perfection
“Could it really be so hard to just let it rain when it rains and be sunny when it’s sunny without complaining about it? Apparently the mind can’t do it: Why did it have to rain today? It always rains when I don’t want it to. It had all week to rain; it’s just not fair.”
Mickey A. Singer, The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life's Perfection
“Perhaps change only takes place when there is sufficient reason to overcome the inertia of everyday life. Challenging situations create the force needed to bring about change. The problem is that we generally use all the stirred-up energy intended to bring about change, to resist change.”
Mickey A. Singer, The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life's Perfection
“Since most of us only feel good when things are going our way, we are constantly attempting to control everything in our lives. The question is, does it have to be this way? There is so much evidence that life does quite well on its own.”
Mickey A. Singer, The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life's Perfection
“the practice of surrender was actually done in two, very distinct steps: first, you let go of the personal reactions of like and dislike that form inside your mind and heart; and second, with the resultant sense of clarity, you simply look to see what is being asked of you by the situation unfolding in front of you.”
Mickey A. Singer, The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life's Perfection
“What I saw was that no matter who we are, life is going to put us through the changes we need to go through. The question is: Are we willing to use this force for our transformation? I saw that even very intense situations don’t have to leave psychological scars, if we are willing to process our changes at a deeper level.”
Mickey A. Singer, The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life's Perfection
“My formula for success was very simple: Do whatever is put in front of you with all your heart and soul without regard for personal results. Do the work as though it were given to you by the universe itself—because it was.”
Mickey A. Singer, The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life's Perfection
“Because I had inwardly surrendered each step of the way, no scars were left of my psyche. It had been like writing on water - the impressions only lasted while the events were actually taking place.”
Michael A. Singer, The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life's Perfection
“All the events that had unfolded so far in my experiment with surrender had shown me that the more I was willing to let go of the inner noise created by my personal likes and dislikes, the more I could see subtle synchronicities in what was unfolding around me. These unexpected concurrences of events were like messages from life gently nudging me in the direction she was going. I listened to these subtle nudges instead of listening to the not-so-subtle mental and emotional reactions caused by my personal preferences. This is how I practiced surrender in everyday life, and the purpose of all these stories is to share with you the perfection of the journey that unfolded.”
Mickey A. Singer, The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life's Perfection
“No wonder there’s so much tension, anxiety, and fear. Each of us actually believes that things should be the way we want them, instead of being the natural result of all the forces of creation.”
Mickey A. Singer, The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life's Perfection
“took a breath and remembered that I was writing this as a gift to the universe. I was sitting on a tiny planet spinning through outer space, and this was the task that had been given to me. It never even occurred to me to ask for assistance.”
Mickey A. Singer, The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life's Perfection
“I was not in charge, yet life continued to unfold as if it knew just what it was doing.”
Mickey A. Singer, The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life's Perfection
“I didn’t want to be in charge of my life; I wanted to be free to soar far beyond myself. I began to see this as a great experiment. What would happen to me if I just inwardly surrendered my resistance and let the flow of life be in charge? The rules of the experiment were very simple: If life brought events in front of me, I would treat them as if they came to take me beyond myself. If my personal self complained, I would use each opportunity to simply let him go and surrender to what life was presenting me. This was the birth of what I came to call “the surrender experiment,” and I was totally prepared to see where it would take me.”
Mickey A. Singer, The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life's Perfection