Many of my difficulties in life have come from a lack of acceptance. Whether it was not accepting someone else’s behavior, my circumstances or just the way events have played out. My lack of acceptance has and always will lead to difficulties. Acceptance is the opposite of judgment, the positive side to that negative coin.
I Accept Your Behavior
It is not my place to judge someone else’s behavior. There is no permission from me needed in order for anyone to do anything, good, bad or indifferent. All of the behaviors of others are going their business and not mine. So instead of judging someone for my perception of their action, I am going to accept that they are doing the best they can with the knowledge, options, and circumstances of their life. All people are doing the best with what they have to work with.
I Accept My Situation
In life, we all have dreams and goals. Some of us have better-defined dreams than others. It is a time that I stop judging myself so harshly as I reach for these dreams. Look at the distance you have traveled down your path in life. It is remarkable, all of the things that you have experienced and continues to experience each day. Instead of judging yourself, comparing your life with someone else’s preconceived notions about what you should have done, accept where you are. We all have a learning curve that we need to undertake in order to know the things we need to experience to be the best that we possibly can.
Your acceptance of where you are is going to allow you to focus on moving forward, rather than judging where you are or what you have been through. I have done the best I could with what I had to work with, I am sure that you have too!
I Accept Life
So many things in life appear to be crying out for my thoughts, judgments, and opinions that it is difficult to understand that they need none of those things. From all of the negative stories presented by the national media to the happenings in my community. None of them need my thoughts, judgments or opinions to be happening. In fact, often it is the choice to offer these things that bring your feelings down and bring with them fear, worry and anxiety in the worst way.
The thing is that accepting events of the world is not the same as condoning them. Bad things happen and having compassion for all the people affected by negative things is one thing. Letting events build fear and worry makes it difficult to build a positive attitude and even more, it allows these negative thoughts control your actions. Look at the fear being generated today against people from different religions. All people are doing the best that they can with what they have.
I know that you are doing the best you can with what you have and the world is a better place for it.
If you think that I can be forgiven, wish you would……………Accept who you are, where you are, and what is happening.