You have a point Ember. What is the difference between acceptance and surrender? One seems to have a positive connotation the other could go either way. To me surrendering when we think of it spiritually (not bodily) means letting go - admitting that we are not in charge which I believe is the truth. But, we are still given free choice to act as we chose. So I find it hard to completely surrender and just think "Your will is my will". I still need my own individual voice. With acceptance though, I don't feel that I'm giving up my "self". I'm just open to receive. I accept that everything happens just the way it's supposed to. I get a peaceful felling when I think and feel this way. I feel one with the universe. I'm afraid that if I surrender, my ego wll be totally drowned out. I'm not sure if this makes any sense. It is just the way I feel at the moment. I am a work in progress though.