90-Day A Better Me Series
Part II: A Journey of Perspective
What Launches Us Forward: The Stable Foundation
Day 36: The Stable Foundation of Acceptance
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Acceptance is apart of our journey inward. The more we come to terms with what is, the more open we become to see, access, contemplate, understand, and adapt to other perspectives. We see opportunities even in the midst of chaos. We create a stable foundation the more accepting we are. One of the slogans that stuck with me when I attended AL-ANON was this too shall pass. Life is ever changing. The sadness will pass, the heartache will pass, the joy will pass, the challenges will pass, and the triumphs will pass. This isn’t a good or bad thing; it’s just the transitions of life. When we accept our ever-changing lives, we don’t get so wrapped up in the little things. This makes us a lot more stable and open to receive the blessing that come with it.
This isn’t about allowing unacceptable behavior, and not doing anything. We will cross that bridge, but not quite yet (in the days to come). I know that is a difficult one for any survivor of trauma. Keep reading! You will get the tools in the 90-Day A Better Me Series. You will have to choose whether or not to use them. If you haven’t read the whole series, got back and start from the beginning. This is a stepping stone process, if you miss a step; the process has less chance of success.
Perspective and acceptance work together. They create a flow to life that opens up door after door. When we are shut down within ourselves, we can’t see the options of either of these things. We might say under a deep sigh, it is what it is, but we don’t mean it. We don’t really accept it. We can’t fake acceptance and get frustrated when getting out of our rut doesn’t work. If you say, it is what it is BUT… That BUT is the resistance. Go deep into the BUT to figure out what needs to be fixed to eliminate the BUT. Your peace depends on it.
Challenges will come up. We will be faced with opportunities to practice our acceptance and see situations from different perspectives. Sometimes we will be able to get to acceptance easily. Other times it will take a great deal of work. Don’t give up. The next few days we will be taking this process step by step.
How we process life changes through the eyes of acceptance. Life becomes softer. The lessons become more manageable. We become better friends, coworkers, partners, family members, and overall champions for life. This is a journey of true awakening.
Just for Today
Look at the areas of your life where you struggle with acceptance. What parts of your life to do feel trapped in belief systems and/or situations? Are there areas where you struggle to forgive yourself or others? Do you struggle with accepting the unknown future? Do you struggle accepting death? Go deep! If you still struggle with any of these areas after this series is over, I invite you to reach out to me. For many if not all, the grip of fear will be drastically lessened by the end of the series. The transformations that come with acceptance are amazing and you will see that the Law of Attraction will REALLY start working with the positive energy you are putting out.
With Love and Gratitude,
Rachael Wolff ©2019
Read today’s Letter from A Better Me 90-Day A Better Me Letters Series: Day 36 – Opening the Door to Acceptance.