From Ammas Heart brings you the nectar of Amma’s wisdom to your life. We find it so hard to surrender to the divine. In life, we can only put forth our best of effort and surrender the rest to the divine will. It is in that state of surrender that the Lord accepts all our burdens. Sorrows are our creation — not God’s. If we want to be able to face them, then we need to unburden ourselves of them, like how, in olden times, workers would place their loads on platforms by the side of the road to get some rest. We need surrender, which when viewed from another angle is nothing but Self-confidence. It is the confidence that the Divine will take care of everything. Self-confidence is like the booster rocket that is required to break free from this gravitational pull of our limitations. It is like the fuel in the tank of a vehicle that takes the vehicle ahead. There are people who keep blindly investing money in their own business even if it is incurring losses. This is not the kind of self-confidence Amma is talking about. We can never sleep near the den of a serpent, as we will be in constant fear that the snake will emerge and bite us. Anxiety about the future, lack of faith —these are the snakes we carry within. We need to surrender such anxieties at the feet of the divine. We need to put forth our effort and leave the rest to Divine will. We have to develop acceptance of all situations.