The concept of acceptance is fascinating to me.
The one hangup for myself and many others is that acceptance is often seen as a passive practice.
There's been a lot of change in my life over the last year and, honestly, many changes have been difficult to accept.
One day on a walk, difficult thoughts were running through my mind along with uncomfortable emotions.
I suddenly said to myself, "I don't need to change these thoughts."
And a new feeling washed over me; one that I believe the 'masters of acceptance' have been trying to tell us all this time.
It was true acceptance.
Once I let go of the need to change what I was thinking, feeling, or doing, I felt peace.
Then a principle came into my mind: "the only constant is change."
I don't need to change anything because change will constantly occur.
And so I let go, perhaps for the first time in my life.
Since this perspective has become part of my daily experience, I notice that my intuition is waking up, I don't need to change anything and, suddenly, I will act spontaneously in the moment.
I feel in harmony with the natural flow of change that the rest of nature effortlessly expresses every moment.
I have found that this practice is most powerful the more honest I am about what my mind believes is really needs to change.
No matter how strange, embarrassing, exciting, or perplexing my thoughts and emotions.
The more accurate I am about what I'm thinking, feeling, or doing, the more potent the peace that comes from acceptance.aciern.ooo/change
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