Acceptance. Arguably one of the most powerful emotional states to BE. Those who not only say but believe “it is what it is,” are able to move through the muck of life with ease and grace. It doesn’t mean that there aren’t nicks and bruises along the way as we move into the place of acceptance but it does mean that there is movement forward in life. Sometimes as humans we fall into the blame-game, jump on the hamster wheel of anxiety and worry…when a more healthy approach could be to acknowledge what we have control over and what we do not.
We have control over our mindset, how we choose to see the world, how we feel, how we show up for ourselves and those around us. We can never be 100% certain of any outcome or another’s actions…but we can be 100% certain of what we are grateful for, of what we believe is right for us, of our choices and thoughts. Separating ourselves from what we can and can’t control will certainly ease our difficulties. Taking ownership for our focus, mindset and perspective can aid us in finding acceptance of what is. When we recognize that life just is, we are able to see the bigger picture and feel our connection to All There Is. This isn’t a passive approach to life or an opportunity to just drift without responsibility. Acceptance is an active interaction within our journey that propels us forward. This week we are encouraged to take a look at our lives (mental, emotional, spiritual, physical) and take note of where we are stuck. What are we not accepting? What are we trying to control that we have no business controlling? What would it mean if we were to acknowledge that “it is what it is?” How much freedom can we find in acceptance?
There is no clear path to acceptance. We are all different, have different thresholds, different points and times of awareness – different routes to get to where we are meant to get. It’s important to keep in mind though, that we are more alike than we are different. Which means it is incredibly powerful to hold space for ourselves and others to find that connection. For, it is through acceptance that we find true peace.
And the world needs more of that.