Is there a situation or person you resent? Are things in your life you want to change but feel stuck?
Perhaps one of the reasons is that you are not accepting the reality of the situation. It is not until we do that we can begin to move on.
Acceptance is not…
…resigning to believe things are never going to change.
…denying your own needs, wishes and desires. Far from it.
Acceptance is not giving up.
…letting go of the stories you are telling yourself about the future e.g. ‘It’s never going to change’.
…letting go of the thinking you have about yourself e.g. ‘I don’t deserve…’
…letting go of judgements. e.g. ‘It’s not fair’ – they’re just thoughts/stories you are choosing to believe.
…accepting reality and finding self compassion for you and joy for others in that reality instead of self pity.
How do you accept?
Stop giving airtime to your thinking about the future. Come back to the present moment. No-one can predict the future, not even your thinking.
When you let go of these stories you find a sense of wisdom and peace of mind within you, that’s always there, it just get drowned out by the noise of thinking/analysing/worrying in your head.
It is then you regain perspective.
You gain some clarity on the situation.
You find that peace of mind which enables you to continue your journey from a stronger less desperate place.
What story can you begin to let go of today?