Tommy Acierno

I Don't Need To Change Anything

I finally understand acceptance

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.


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