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Sept. 19, 2022

E25: The Surrender Experiment

E25: The Surrender Experiment

Whether you like it or not, life often throws a curve ball that will knock you off your feet. You try to resist and hit it out of the park knowing that it only creates more suffering. But when you surrender yourself to it, you'll find that it's actually a gift given by life to help you grow

In this episode, Matt O’Neill talks about his takeaways from Michael A. Singer’s The Surrender Experiment. He shares the lesson of how to be more at peace with life when it presents its most difficult challenges.

Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation:

  • Surrender to life.
  • Challenges are so much bigger than you.
  • Don’t resist and try to control the forces of the universe.
  • Make the empowered choice.
  • Connect the dots from your past to create a new light.
  • Whatever is happening is supposed to be happening.

[01:36] Surrender to the Flow of Life

Surrender to the flow of life; life knows more than you do. We are not responsible for even the tiniest fraction of what is manifesting around us. It’s so much bigger than you.

[08:51] Resistance Creates Suffering

Resistance to challenges the universe presents creates suffering. The resistance is the problem, not the challenge. Ask yourself, “This is happening. What am I going to do about it?” The first piece grounds you in reality. The second piece is where your power comes from.

[11:16] Dare to Let Go

Dare to let go and trust the flow of life. Stop listening to the mental chatter about your personal likes and dislikes. Instead, start the willful practice of accepting the flow of what life is presenting you.

[17:50] A Matter of Perspective

Every single experience we have in life compared to nothing is a gift. It’s just a matter of perspective. Whatever reality presented to you is supposed to be happening. You always have a choice to add pain on top of your pain, but there’s always one choice—the empowered choice.

[20:00] Creating Something Beautiful Out of Your Suffering

Challenging situations bring about the force needed to create change and break out of the inertia of everyday life. You could use a challenging situation you’ve overcome to create freedom inside yourself.

Notable quotes:

[07:01] — [07:13] 

“Instead of anxiety and tension and trying to control all the forces of the universe that you can't—only God can—surrender, and say ‘This is the way it's supposed to be,’ and you're gonna have peace.” - Matt

[11:22] — [11:27] 

“Dare to let go and trust the flow of life.” - Matt

[18:03] — [18:09]

“Every single experience we get to experience in life compared to nothing is a gift.” - Matt

Resources Mentioned:

The Surrender Experiment by Michael A. Singer

The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer

Tony Robbins Date With Destiny

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