Friday, February 3, 2012

The Paradoxes of Life - The Surrender Paradox

Taking complete responsibility of one's life, one's happiness, is possible only when there is complete surrender.

Responsibility is often mistaken for control (and total responsibility is often mistaken for total control). But control by itself indicates an insecurity, a rigidity that cannot allow the others, the external factors, the process and people, to function at its best. Because we want things to happen only in one way we miss out so many better ways in which they can happen.

Total responsibility is about not blaming anyone else. Surrender is about not blaming yourself.

The best results then are obtained only when there is a total surrender. Be fully responsible for your actions and yet, totally surrender to the process, to the changes. Guaranteed happiness.


madhav said...

You should complile all these paradoxes into a book. You may have a best seller there.

Harimohan said...

Ha, that would be nice would it not. But good to see you back Madhav.

Dr. Ranjani said...

I whole-heartedly agree that a compilation of "Hari's paradoxes" would be of great value - to the reader and to Hari, of course.

Harimohan said...

Thanks Ranjani. I agree as well..