Sometimes things are not going to go according to the plans we make.
There will be disappointments, but the key to a healthy, balanced life lies in acceptance.
Acceptance, far from being complacent, is actually very liberating.
Acceptance means letting go of the “victim” mentality, and acknowledging our role as leaders in our lives. It is the first stage of the healing processes of release and forgiveness. Acceptance is a necessary component of growth that keeps us from remaining stuck in the past.
Choosing acceptance over denial enables us to be more objective, opening the door to alternative solutions. It allows us to live for today, fully in the moment, with no regrets. Valid solutions are elusive when we fight life’s circumstances as opposed to empowering ourselves to manage them. What we resist persists, and in the act of letting go we attain clarity.
Reflect on an aspect of yourself, or a situation in your life, that you have not been able to accept. What causes you to resist what is?
How do you feel accepting this will benefit you? Can you see yourself moving beyond it? What steps can you take to reach this goal?
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