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  • Writer's pictureAnne Sweet

A revolutionary insight

What changed absolutely everything was the recognition that the peaceful, timeless expanse I experienced in meditation was not an aspect of me (the personal self), but was instead the Ground of Being, my own Self, the very thing I had been seeking.


This peaceful, timeless expanse was not a special experience for the contracted small 'I' but was the infinite, fulfilled Self I had always been, my true nature. All I had to do was to recognize it and surrender to it.



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Renunciation

I was stunned when I realized that all my ideas about renunciation were mistaken. As I came to understand it, the renunciation of external things – sex, money, fame, comfort, was only a preparation:

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gjoelman
Jan 21, 2022

Anne, would you say that the surrender was an act of will, or something that you experienced as happening to you beyond your will - or something else entirely?

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Anne Sweet
Jan 22, 2022
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It was a choice I made under very extenuating circumstances, so in a way I didn't have a choice at all. Surrender happens in different ways for different people, so it's good to keep an open mind about it: your experience will be uniquely yours.

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