Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Art of Surrender

There is something tremendously important and tremendously difficult at stake in surrendering ourselves to another human being. This surrender has the capacity both to destroy us and to redeem us. We hate to be compelled to surrender any aspect of ourselves to other people. And yet, we suffer terribly when we refuse to open up the boundaries of our selves to the impact of other selves. In acts of surrender we often are brought to the realization that we neither control nor fully understand the boundaries of the self anyway. This realization is both terrifying and liberating. It cannot be faced. It must be faced.

– Morgan Meis
"The Storytellers"
The Smart Set
September 9, 2013

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Love as Exploring Vulnerability
The Longing for Love: God's Primal Beatitude
The Holy Pleasure of Intimacy
Liberated to Be Together
Passion, Tide and Time
"I Want You to Become a Part of Me – Each to Become a Part of the Other"
The Many Manifestations of God's Loving Embrace
Human Sex: Weird and Silly, Messy and Sublime
Getting It Right
Quote of the Day – September 11, 2012
Your Scent I Know
Mmm, that Sweet Surrender
In the Garden of Spirituality – Diarmuid Ó Murchú
Jesus and the Art of Letting Go

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