Chapter 102 Total Surrender Equals Total Peace
Never forget that Total surrender = Total peace. Since Society won’t let you achieve lasting success and happiness because of its relentless attacks on you to “push yourself”, you must live successfully by just being yourself and being content being yourself. When you are able to do so, and if you are able to do so, try to remove yourself from Society either physically or mentally. God and the universe made you a certain way, with a certain personality, don’t think you have to be otherwise. Don’t believe what society tells you–that you are somebody or nobody, or that you should be somebody.
Don’t let the feeling of separateness come from your compulsive thinking. If you can see yourself as one with everyone, then you problems will start to disintegrate. When you are one with the universe, then you start feeling synchronicity with everyone and every event that occurs. There exists a deeper interconnection in synchronicity that your mind cannot understand.
Animals are much better at knowing that they are one with the universe. For example, in the Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004, few animals were noted as being killed because since they are in touch with one another, they “sensed” things and were able to retreat to higher ground far before humans could react to the oncoming waves.
Living without inner consciousness and blindly listening to society is like driving a car with only the accelerator being pushed and stomped, with no steering and without brakes. You are out of control, even if you have the semblance of control. When you grow and expand according to society’s drummer, your ego will expand right along with your ego, and your ego wants more and more.
Then if circumstances change…and they will change and then you start to shrink (in the measure of importance society ascribes to you), your ego will shrink accordingly too. And then the exhilaration you feel as your ego grew will be replaced by suffering as your ego contracts, and you become bruised and battered.
When your ego is at its minimum, and you drop your “form” and attachment to it, the universe’s experience of itself through your own eyes, closes its eyes to Society’s lure of ambition, competition, and comparison.