The Energy Of Acceptance
When we can accept, rather than resist, change is possible.
But what does acceptance really mean? Does it mean just taking things as they are and being defeated, hopeless and lethargic? Absolutely not. It’s a subtle, but very important energy shift.
When we are not accepting things as they are, we are experiencing resistance. Resistance is painful and (very often) resistance is futile. When we occupy the position of “things should be different” we a in a pretty stuck, unpleasant place.
When we are accepting that things (currently) are the way they are, or we are at least experiencing a willingness to potentially accept that things are the way they are, we are open to possibilities and movement.
So what can we do with this willingness to accept? How do we direct our energy of acceptance? Here are some ideas:
What is the silver lining/collateral beauty of this situation?
What opportunity is this creating that I wouldn’t otherwise have?
While this situation may not be ideal, what are the things that come with it, for which I am grateful? Make as long a list as you can.
How have I grown as a result of this?
How is this going to serve me in the future?
“This situation is pointing me to something that I need to learn, which will in some way, help me have a better experience of life. What is it I need to learn?”
“This could be different. How?”