"Surrender -- Of course," I thought to myself. The heart understood. Although I didn’t need an explanation after that, I learned that he had read a book many years ago which shifted everything for him -- and he just knew. He studied a lot of paths and teachers but this Rinpoche in the maroon robes IS his teacher - all because he surrendered. He was able to whole-heartedly put aside his ego and trust someone else's words to guide him, someone he had never even met in person.
Surrender is such a beautiful word that ceases all the activity, stops the mind in its tracks, and gently places it in its right place.