One of the hardest things most people encounter is to simply accept things the way they are, whether that has to do with your own personal life or any other event or person in the wide world.
But it is well worth your while to accept. You will save yourself considerable emotional discomfort when you do. When you rail against reality it is like a great wave crashing against the headland rocks. Nothing really happens in perceptible time except sound and fury and wet spray.
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Important, too, is your acceptance of yourself as you are right now. It does not mean that you cannot think about improving if that is your desire. It means consenting to yourself, affirming yourself just as you are. You have no other in this moment and to be unaccepting of that self in this moment is to waste time, energy and emotional self-support.
Why do that to yourself?
Let’s look at it from this angle. Strip away all religious concepts from your thinking at the moment. Cast aside all societal and peer pressures. Just look at yourself as objectively as you can.
Now imagine that The Source of All There Is is regarding you as well. What does the Source think of you? When all conventional pressures are removed you know that you are accepted just as you are. No matter your condition or status as compared with any stricture outside entities may want to place upon you. In the sight of the Source you are accepted just as you are.
Why? Because you are part of the Source just as It is. Therefore, because the Source is all accepting, you are accepted. When you know yourself to be accepted by the Source just as you are, how can you not accept yourself? You must.
Let’s move on to events and people in the world around you. Do you have any real or direct control over anyone or anything else? No. Absolutely not. Then the best course of action or thought is simply to accept things and people the way they are.
Once again, it doesn’t mean that things and the life-situations of people cannot be improved. Perhaps they ought to be amended. But that does not need to put any pressure on you to change them. Change them if you want to, not because you have to.
Again, when you accept things the way they are, you allow yourself some emotional comfort. Emotional comfort is perfectly all right. When you are in discomfort you may be come irritable. When irritated you are in discomfort, obviously. When in discomfort you do not function optimally. Practically, then, you may get less done and change things less.
In others words, accept things the way they are and you will have a better chance of changing them. Acceptance is not weakness, it is a stance of strength. Accept acceptance as a way of life for yourself. You will be the better for it. Begin now.
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