Tuesday, July 17, 2012

To Be Or Not.... Day 192

Walk: R/T JCC/Fillmore Street
Distance: 3 Miles and teach class

For some reason I was fiddling around with the difference between personal 'merger' and 'surrender' the other day. Both terms are huge, but these thoughts happen to come close to the way I was considering them at the time.

To me merge seems quite passive, a quiet blending of self (perhaps with something amorphous).

Surrender though is conscious, an act of will (in spite of one's desires, wishes, instincts), capitulation, an acknowlegement of smallness in relation to a 'master.'  It isn't necessarily humble, noble or good.  Just an "Okay, Uncle/I give.'

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