This is where we begin. Acceptance.
Acceptance is welcoming things as adequate or suitable, receiving those things as they are.
Today, I’m asking you to accept basically everything.
Not an easy ask. So…
Why is this important?
We tend to spend a lot of time and energy resisting things in our life that just… are.
We are who we are. Other people are who THEY are. There’s nothing you can do to change what’s happened in your life so far bringing you to this point. So, you might as well accept it.
Stop spending your valuable energy fighting against the things you can’t change.
When we resist our current circumstances, we can’t see them clearly. We blind ourselves to opportunities in the current moment for expansion, satisfaction, and pleasure. We leave ourselves uncomfortable, biased, blind, and powerless.
Recognize & receive yourself, others, and the world in general – as is.
It doesn’t mean these things will never change (though, it could mean that, and that needs to be OK).
Accept yourself, first and foremost. Accepting yourself is at the heart of accepting others & the world around you. All of your quirks and oddities. Allllll of your different personalities, including your absolute worst traits. Everything you were told is “too much” or “not enough”… screw that. Accept it & love those parts of you fully.
Accept the full spectrum of emotions. Happiness, Sadness, Anger, Jealousy… Joy, Excitement, Despair, Loneliness, Nostalgia, Misery, Numbness and everything in between. All emotions are acceptable and they can all teach you something valuable about yourself and where you’re going.
Accept your body exactly the way that it is. Yes, exactly the way it is. Right now. It’s perfect because it’s complete & you’re alive and breathing. Especially if you’re reading this right now, your body is working beautifully.
Accept the world exactly the way it is right now. All of the ugliness, all of the injustice… it all exists inside of each of us. Accept the part of yourself that relates to the ugliness – it’s in there. Until we accept that, we won’t be able to effectively do anything about it.
Accept other people for the imperfect humans they are. Love them hard anyway.
Accept that you are worthy, you are good enough, you are loved. Right now.
Accept your life exactly as it is right now.
Accept your full power – recognize that you can impact anything about your life when you want to.
This, and more, is acceptance.
Take a deep breath, tune into the wisest part of you, and ask this Question: What am I most resisting in my life right now? How can I be more accepting of myself today?
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You can find more about acceptance here in this video.
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I’ll be back soon with the next component.