Inspirations

This page is for quotes about love and surrender from different sources. If you have a favorite quote and would like to share it here, please submit it on the contact page.

On Surrender

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. Lao Tzu

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you. James 4:10

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all ways submit to him and he will make your path straight. Proverbs 3: 5-6

When a man surrenders all desires that come to the heart and by the grace of God finds the joy of God, then his soul has indeed found peace. Gita 2:55

By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try, the world is beyond winning. Lao Tzu

 The practice of surrender involves letting go of the need to be in control and know how things are going to turn out. It calls for trust that Infinite Intelligence will yield a greater result than finite intelligence. It calls us to make a trade-off between the human comfort of believing we are in control (which is really an illusion) and the divine possibility of greater fulfillment. Ultimately, in surrender, we allow things to happen through us rather than making things happen. - Gregory Toole

On Love

Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4: 8

Only by love can men see me, and know me, and come unto me. Gita 11:53-54

“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” Luke 10:25-27

Within

Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. Luke 17:21

And indeed We have created man, and We know whatever thoughts his inner self develops, and We are closer to him than (his) jugular vein.” Quran 50:16

Do you not know that you yourselves are God's temple, and that God's Spirit dwells in you? 1 Corinthians 3:16

Music

In 2011 I recorded an album called Let Go as a download-only album. You can hear it and download it for free by clicking the link below.


In 2019, I recorded this performance called 'Love and Surrender' in one take. It is completely improvised, like a communion in melody with the Great Beyond, which creates beauty through the faith that it will provide for us- surrender in action! A free download is available here  :)


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