Embark on a journey of acceptance 

“Of course there is no formula for success except, perhaps, an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.”

~Arthur Rubinstein

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There is no use in crying over split milk. The previous year just ended up being your enemy in terms of living upto your expectations and fulfilling your deep desires.

Somethings just came to you and went away before you could actually cherish them.

Life is like that. A fleeting experience before you realise it’s over.

Acceptance, the first law of personal growth is what we ought to acquaint ourselves with as we enter a new phase of our lives.

2017 is about ‘getting real.’ Reality needs to be embraced not to be outsmarted.

Do you know how to have the life you want ? A simple key to it.. Being present to the life you have now..

Let your new year begin with acceptance of the most indigestible.

This new year, make up your mind for a realistic resolution. Something that is easy yet takes persistence to achieve..

Life is about the acceptance of unacceptable and it takes courage to let go of things that you wanted but couldn’t be.

New year brings with it new experiences and circumstances to prove your strength.

Happiness can exist only in acceptance as George Orwell remarked.

If you want to ward off a tough situation, first accept it.

Don’t fight against it.

Giving in or being passive isn’t akin to it.

Acknowledge what’s happening within you when you breath shallow and aren’t able to relax.

Take charge of your emotions, and do know that they have a right to exist. You can always see reality with a lackadaisical approach.

Possibilities

Who doesn’t desire to move forward without being held back by rigid beliefs ? Change is constant. Acceptance leads to it. It definitely decreases suffering.

Lower suffering paves better easier to tread paths.

Options are clearer when you have an open mind and a better self-view and perception of others.

Accepting things the way they are sounds like a cliche.. but there is another way to look at it. Life is its own journey, presupposes its own change and movement, and one tries to arrest them at one’s eternal peril as Laurens van der Post claimed.

Things are never static in life.

When they say energy is never destroyed or created, its only transformed from one state to another, it also holds true for situations in life which seem like they can never change.

When you just let things be, they gradually start losing their ‘manacles’ over you..

Your closed outlook which gave way to the negative energy is transformed into something malleable and receptive.

Thought diet

Focus on one thought per hour than several thoughts which might crowd your mind. It’s easier to handle one thought at a time and of course be selective about what you choose to think about.

Choose a neutral thought that has no pleasant or unpleasant feeling associated with it. ‘Life is a bundle of experiences’ is a better and more manageable thought than ‘Life is unfair.’

Realistic Affirmations

Rewiring your brain with thoughts that are optimistic yet rooted in reality helps to strengthen your sense of self. Affirm those that make you brim with energy and overflow with joy than make you feel like you need to achieve it.

Affirmations aren’t goals to but are productive ways to accept reality.

One of the most self-empowering sayings by Frederick Douglass is holistic for any situation that makes you wanna escape from yourself.

“I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.”

This doesn’t demand you go out of your comfort zone and believe in things which you never would out of the blue. It has an overpowering and undeniable truth attached to it.

Don’t make some random consolatory statements just to pacify yourself on a temporary basis. Reiterate something to the self that not only feels and sounds good but also has long-term reliability which you can fall back on when wallowing in self-pity.

You’re the architect of my your. You build its foundation and choose its contents. Plunge into change and move along with it as if you were rowing in a boat following the direction of the stream. Join the dance of the river instead of pushing the oar in the counter direction.

Erin Olivio, a medical professor of Columbia University gives you a leeway to acceptance.

She says there is no manual or guide to tell you ‘how to do acceptance’.

There’s no set of step-by-step instructions as acceptance is an attitude, not an action.

You gotta cultivate that state of mind by recognizing the situation, identifying and acknowledging the emotions that are stressing you out, and just allowing it all to be.

Keep telling yourself:

‘It is what it is, and I can’t change it right now.’

The key is to stop struggling against the situation. It’s ok if you’re a victim. That doesn’t make you meek. Just admit whatever is and let it go. Don’t stress yourself and ruminating over the things that are out of your control only generates frustration.

Acceptance of changes

“There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in traveling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one’s position, and be bruised in a new place.”
Washington Irving

What creates sorrow in life ? Resisting it. Let reality be a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Allow things to flow naturally forward in whichever way they want.

What if you realise your entire life is just one moment that passed by in front of your eyes ? While you just stared in anticipation for the future without accepting that the moment you have right now is all that you’re ever gonna have. If you don’t accept that and live it, then there is no point.

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