This one primitive instinct was at the bottom of the otherwise inexplicable facility of self-surrender
exhibited by Mrs.
Here and there was a peasant man or woman kneeling before a shrine, who did not even turn round as we approached, but seemed in the self-surrender
of devotion to have neither eyes nor ears for the outer world.
Now she was identified with him and rethought his thoughts with complete self-surrender
; now, with a sudden cleavage of spirit, she turned upon him and denounced him for his cruelty.
It was an expression of perfect confidence, of absolute self-surrender
, as though he said: "I put myself into thy hands.
As to the man if he had any superiority of his own it was simply the superiority of him who loves with the greater self-surrender
Stephen did the greatest thing that a monarch could do for his people: he defended Hungary's sovereignty at a time when submission and self-surrender
would have been the evident decision.
Jesus knew that in the heart of that young man, there was a reserve of generosity, there was a great capacity of self-surrender
. That is why Jesus looked at him with affection, with a special love, and Jesus invited him to a life of total dedication, free of all attachments.
Of such obedience, Lewis adds, "As we daily live in the grateful awareness of the Father's personal love for us, we will want to respond in self-surrender
, obedience, and the vigorous pursuit of a life well-pleasing to Him.
Whole-hearted and creative play induces self-surrender
to experience that is beyond the scope of reasoned thought."
But at some moment I did answer Yes to Someone, or Something, and from that hour I was certain that existence is meaningful and that, therefore, my life, in self-surrender
, had a goal.'
This is the gelassenheit of play, losing our self-consciousness through the mystery of self-surrender
as we are fully present in the moment (97).
En mis terminos, la concepcion de James de la religion esta escindida entre lo que podria denominarse su voluntarismo y su idea de self-surrender
. El voluntarismo jamesiano es la medula de The Will to Believe (de ahora en adelante, La voluntad), mientras que la idea de self-surrender
es, en mi interpretacion, la clave para entender The Varieties of Religious Experience (de ahora en adelante, Las variedades).