Saturday, June 13, 2009

Surrendering to the Now

Great read from a person/therapist/counsellor Ari Kiev:

"Surrendering to the now turns off the incessant mental activity that projects negative images onto events. This reduces misinterpretation, distraction, and anxiety about future events and guilt over past events and creates a sense of calm. Surrender leads to an expansion of consciousness and increased control over you automatic nervous system, which enables you to stretch your performance in any activity beyond conventional limits. This leads to a state of "active passivity" whereby increased awareness, understanding, and tolerance allow you to control psychological processes."

This reading/passage is very comforting to me. I surrender is a powerful concept that allows me to be in the moment and helps me refrain from labeling and judging things and people and events.

Peace today is all I want and desire.

Thank you Ari Kiev


Al-anon again said...

I'm going to be thinking about that during this week.

newcomer said...

Yes, I've been trying to do more of that lately. Seems to work.

Syd said...

Turning off the incessant mental activity is a great accomplishment.

Anonymous said...

A book that inspired me was "The Miracle of Mindfulness" in keeping in the now by Thich Nhat Hanh.
Another author who was helpful to me is Jon Kabat Zinn-author of Full Catastrophe Living and Wherever You Go There You Are. Just some books that helped me that went beyond Al-anon books. Take what you like and leave the rest.

Anonymous said...

This one would be hard for me, but I will try to surrender to my present and not be held back by the past.