How Does Letting Go and Surrendering Correlate with the Different Meditative Techniques

Almost all meditative techniques have as their goal the quieting of the mind.  This is the basis of the dictum from the Book of Psalms, “Be still and know that I am God.”  As most meditators have discovered, achieving silence of the mind is the main problem of meditation itself.  This is because suppressed feelings constantly produce thoughts, which are the main distractions in meditation.  Acknowledging and letting go of the energy behind these suppressed feelings, therefore, facilitates the goal of meditation.  When the feeling behind the train of thoughts is located and surrendered, then that entire train of thought instantly stops.

By constantly surrendering, it is possible to arrive at an extremely silent state of mind.  This can be accomplished as one goes about one’s daily activities, thus greatly expanding the capacity to meditate.  Most meditative techniques are limited to a specified number of minutes or hours during the day.  It is possible by constant surrender to reach high states of consciousness.

Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender, Ch. 21, pg. 316-317


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