Excerpt About Surrender
The Meeting of Personality and EssenceSurrender is a step further than letting go, a small step further. The letting go is ceasing the activity of resistance. When you surrender, you realize that you are pushing and resisting, and then you understand it so that you are not as interested in the resistance. And then, because you have stopped pushing, a certain essential state, a certain energy arises and begins to flow. This flow of energy of the essential state, plus the letting go, the cessation of activity, is felt as surrender. So surrender is a meeting of the personality and Essence. The personality does its work of seeing its identification, its resistance, and its contraction. That's its part; it can't surrender. Essence comes along and melts it. The personality can't melt on its own, but it can be melted.