Surrender vs Manifesting?

Enlightened Beings ForumCategory: ManifestingSurrender vs Manifesting?
Michelle asked 1 month ago

Dear Jafree,
There is this famous quote by J.Krishnamurti:
“I have no problem, because I don’t mind what happens. I don’t mind if I fail or suceed, I don’t mind if I have money or not have money. I have no problem, because I don’t demand anything from anybody or from life.”
In his talk he says that because we deny ‘what is’ and have created the ideal of ‘what should be’, there is conflict. Another example is A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson, which speaks about deep surrender to God, to Love. I’m trying to understand how manifesting can be in harmony with living in this surrendered state. Because if we have a desire, even if it’s coming from the heart, and even if we detach from it and surrender; when we try to manifest it, aren’t we still expecting something from the Universe and deny what is? Shouldn’t we rather aim to feel Love in very moment independent of what happens, so that we don’t feel like we need to manifest anything? I can’t find a balance between surrendering completely to God, and at the same time trying to manifest certain outcomes. It feels like when I surrender completely to where the Universe,this Divine Intelligence wants me to be, then I can’t take charge myself of where I am going. Isn’t it that when we try to manifest a desire, we are actually standing in the way of the Flow of Life?
I’ve been contemplating this for a long time now, and I can’t seem to find an answer. I would be very grateful if you could share your ideas on this topic.
Thank you so much!
With love,
Michelle