Acceptance means we let go and stop struggling so we can make new choices. We consciously acknowledge the situations we find ourselves.
Acceptance is where we stop fighting the reality that my spouse has died, my marriage is over, my teen is hooked on drugs, my finances are in the tank and the outcome of my medical tests was not what I wanted to hear. Nothing I do seems to work out. The list goes on and on.
Acceptance is not dismissing our loss, pain, anger or frustration. It just means we stop fighting or resisting what has happened, and recognize the reality of our circumstances.
Your world may have been brought to an abrupt halt. It is often a painful place full of unanswered questions, confusion, and doubts. It isn’t denying how we feel but purposefully moving through the pain. In coming to terms with whatever has happened, we find new ways to take charge of our lives.
Acceptance says I don’t have to have all the answers or need to pretend that I do.
Acceptance is not the end. It is the beginning. It is where we take from the ashes of our tragedies and losses and begin the process of creating something new. Letting go does not diminish what we had. It doesn’t mean we are giving up. It just frees us to take the next step.Read More >