One of the hardest lessons I ever had to learn was acceptance. And I still work on it. Because there’s a big difference between accepting things as they are without judgment – and challenging myself to greater things. It’s quite a balancing act.
You have to understand that whatever is happening in this moment is meant to happen. It’s the culmination of all the moments leading up to this one. And when you struggle against the moment, you are actually struggling against universal order.
When you practice acceptance you accept people, circumstances and events as they are, knowing that they are exactly as they are meant to be in that moment. You’re accepting them as they are, not how you want them to be.
By accepting the moment as it is, you are actually taking responsibility for your role in creating it. That is where the breakthroughs are, because it allows you to then transform it to something better in the future.
So this means you don’t accept circumstances as permanent. Simply accept them in the moment, and use the lessons from them to create a better future.
Every challenge, problem or obstacle allows you the opportunity for something greater. But if you fight the moment or seek to place blame, you stay mired in the negative situation. When you simply accept it and vision a better outcome for the future, you’re one step closer to making it reality.
Ain’t it great!