To surrender is an important spiritual practice. It means to fully accept and stay present with what arises moment to moment in your awareness. It does not mean to become passive, ignorant, a loser, or a victim. Quite the opposite! Surrendering and accepting by being fully present allows you to pause before you respond in any given situation. Creating this space allows you to consider and wisely choose from all the options that are available to you, instead of reacting (re-acting) out of old habits, wounds, patterns, and conditioning. Surrendering and then consciously, empathetically and ethically choosing your response liberates you from creating suffering for yourself and others.