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The Surrender Experiment, my journey into life's perfection
What would it be like if you put down your personal preferences and said "yes" to all the events that came into your life?
In essence, that's exactly what Michael Singer did when he walked away from his graduate degree in Economics at the University of Florida, where he was being groomed by the department chair to become a college professor.
"We have been gifted the power of will. From deep inside, we can determine how we want something to be and apply the power of our minds, hearts and bodies in an attempt to make the outside world conform. But this puts us in a constant battle of our way versus the way it would be without our intervention. This battle between individual will and the reality of life unfolding around us ends up consuming our lives. When we win the battle, we are happy and relaxed; when we don't, we are disturbed and stressed. Since most of us only feel good when things are going our way, we are constantly attempting to control everything in our lives.
What we have here is the basis for an experiment. At the heart of the experiment is a simple question: Am I better off making up an alternate reality in my mind and then fighting with reality to make it be my way, or am I better off letting go of what I want and serving the same forces of reality that managed to create the entire perfection of the universe around me?
This experiment would not be about dropping out of life, it would be about leaping into life to live in a place where we are no longer controlled by our personal fears and desires.
I have called this "the surrender experiment", and to the best of my ability, I have devoted the last forty years of my life to seeing where the flow of life's events would naturally take me."
The events that transpire in this book will both challenge your deepest assumptions about life and inspire you to look at your own life in a radically different way! We hope you enjoy it as much as many of our staff members have. Happy Reading!