Snippet of wisdom 28.
In this series I select my favourite, most insightful moments from previous episodes of the podcast.
Today’s snippet comes from my conversation with Clayton Cuteri, who is a spiritual coach and author.
The snippet I chose from that conversation is about the concept of surrender and the idea that life unfolds with its own wisdom.
It touches on embracing uncertainty and allowing life's miracles to manifest by stepping back and surrendering to the flow of existence.
I hope it is as insightful for you as it was for me!
Listen to the full conversation in episode #286:
𝗔𝗕𝗢𝗨𝗧 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗛𝗢𝗦𝗧
I am Agi Keramidas, a podcaster, mentor, and knowledge broker. My mission is simple - to inspire you to take action towards a purposeful and fulfilling life.
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Agi Keramidas 0:02
welcome to Personal Development mastery podcast. And this is another snippets of wisdom episode where I select my favourite most insightful moments from previous episodes. Today's snippet comes from my conversation with Clayton Cuteri, who is a spiritual coach and author. This snippet I chose from that conversation is about the concept of surrender. And the idea that life unfolds with its own wisdom. It touches on embracing uncertainty and allowing life's miracles to manifest by stepping back and surrendering to the flow of existence. I hope it is as insightful for you as it was for me.
Clayton Cuteri 0:53
And it really invokes the idea in my mind, also of surrender, of being able to surrender to what is happening around you what is unfolding around you, whether it's surrendering to that inner voice, in my case, because I was so identified with the external and outer world that I sort of needed to surrender to this inner knowing. And, again, you know, it brings up the idea of fear and worry. And so after I had quit, I ended up moving down to Brazil for about two months. And I, so I lived down there, it was an incredible experience. And, you know, while I was there, my, my, my to do list was essentially practice and train Brazilian jujitsu practice and train my Brazilian Portuguese, and then work on my podcast, because I kind of arose out of it. And, you know, there were times whenever I would sit there and be like, where's money coming from, how's this going to happen? And, and again, I see that as that logical mind coming in to try to play safe or try to be the carrier of protection in this physical world. But as I've kind of walked down this path further, I've more seen that the universe is kind of just going to orchestrate all of this stuff in the background. And you don't really need to do as much as you think that you need to do, you can kind of take almost a backseat. And even in the last week or two, I've really been diving into this idea, highly recommend the book, if someone wants to see this at a macro level, highly recommend the book the surrender experienced by Michael singer. Because it it really highlights how you can just kind of sit back and almost do nothing and kind of just even just watch how the external world will manipulate around you to provide you with different insight about yourself or provide you with the money right when you need it, or the food right when you need it. And it's, it's something that I've always kind of unconsciously seen. And even more so as I've kind of taken this path. And I think you probably have to have some sort of life experience in order to get to this place. Now, you know, for myself, I didn't start acknowledging it tell us about 26. So maybe some people can see it earlier. But I'm sure even in your age, you can see where, like certain events occur. And we judge them as either good or bad, or, or they're not the way we want things. But then whether it's a week or a month or a year later, we see how that event completely changed the trajectory of our life to see or embody something that we would have never done or never thought was our catalyst to getting to this moment, or to this place that we were looking for. So a huge part of my experiences. You know, we we all have these universal thoughts of, of where's the next dollar coming from? How am I gonna get food? What happens if this person doesn't like me? What happens if that person doesn't like me? Did I say this in the wrong way in this conversation? Did I do all this and where it comes back to is just realising that that's just the mind trying to protect you. But we don't have a logical way of describing or implementing that if we just surrender and just say, you know, ignore not ignoring those thoughts, but at least not attaching to them, letting them flow past us, letting them move on to wherever they're trying to go. And we can just sit back and just say, oh, that's an interesting thought. I mean, that's not me. Like, I'll just let that kind of go. Oh, that's an interesting thought as well. But I don't want to embody that. And just take this place of being an observer to the world around us. I'm led to believe that you know, that's this idea of we're always going to be getting lessons and provided for and all of these different magical things that we want to experience right we want to experience miracles, but yet we have every single part of our day planned out, or we know exactly where we're going to go for coffee, we know exactly when we get to the office, we know exactly the conversation we're going to have with Bob at the water fountain. Whenever we get to the office, it takes away those miracles. And so we almost logically over engineer our entire life. And instead, there has to be some level of just stepping back and saying, I'm really not in control of anything. I'm not in control, if this job is gonna be here tomorrow. I'm not in control if my spouse wants to leave me tomorrow, so I'm just going to adopt this place of surrender to the flow of life. I'm going to embody that energy of water and allow myself to shape and mould and move with whatever life situations are going to present me with.
Agi Keramidas 5:55
Thank you for tuning in. You can listen to the full conversation in Episode 286. The link is in the show notes. If you've enjoyed this episode, can you find one person that you think it would add value to and share it with them? I would really appreciate you. It helps grow the show and it also helps you add value to people you care about. Thank you so much. Until next time, stand out don't fit in!