Contemplation – Day 39

While the part change, the whole always remains the same. For every thief who departs this world, a new one is born. And every decent person who passes away is replaced by a new one. In this way, not only does nothing remain the same, but also nothing ever really changes. For every Sufi who dies, another is born somewhere.

In acceptance and trust, I practice spiritual surrender.

Today, I was contemplating the cycle of change, balance and the ultimate surrender. Life seems to be like a series of ‘two steps ahead, one step back’s. Every time I need to step back, I find myself off balance and I need to find my way back. Today, I experienced one of those setbacks. Jesus’ story reminded me today of the ultimate surrender and acceptance – of death. I am only asked to release all my  attachments: all my great ideas, my solutions, my judgements and my opinions and hand them over … in practising spiritual surrender. 

Read: DAY39,  40 Rules of Love, form Release to Embrace (click)