Very good article Rose! Acceptance is very hard for me and probably for lots of people. A lot of wisdom here. Any advice on a tip to keep reminding ourselves about acceptance daily? Perhaps a daily intention? Thank you!
How can I be grateful in bad times and in good times?
Thank you Rose for the article!
“I imagine spirituality and social change as two nearly indistinguishable peaks of a ridge that with perspective can be seen as one summit to freedom. “. Wonderful article and excellent quote. For Christians, “love God” and “love your neighbor as yourself” are actions. We forget sometimes that love is supposed to be actionable at times not just a state of being. When we love, we can all be truly free.
“When they walk through the Valley of Weeping, it will become a place of refreshing springs. The autumn rains will clothe it with blessings.“
I cry very little. Mostly at funerals. Occasionally when really stressed out. I used to see it as weakness, but the older I get I see it as strength. Tears are a blessing for sure.
I love this quote – “It had survived my lack of sensitivity and left me with a powerful lesson about the importance of responding instead of reacting.” If only as human beings, we could remember it more. We could avoid so many more problems in the world! Even so, I think your reaction/response was normal and all worked out.
Good question. One thing that comes to mind is the Serenity Prayer. God help me to accept the things I cannot change… Also, have been reading a book by Sheryl Paul “The Wisdom of Anxiety”. A very good book. One concept from the book is unrealistic expectations can lead to anxiety. My conclusion – acceptance can lessen anxiety.
A few years ago, I had a couple of opportunities to get a promotion. I decided not to take those paths because I like what I do, I do it well and I excel at it. However, every once in awhile, I wonder what if or I get jealous of the promotees. Ultimately though I accept who I am, I accept why I am who I am and I just accept. It’s a daily process but acceptance is my job as well. I accept
Interesting observation. Jobs are not always fun but I like how you say you like it again. How did that shift happen?
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