Monday, July 01, 2013
Accept Whatever Is
Acceptance doesn't mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is and that there's got to be a way through it.
- Michael J. Fox
Our characters have given circumstances, sometimes accidents of birth, sometimes things that have come about since but before the story starts. They may or may not accept things, but we can and do embrace whatever and whomever they are. In our own lives we can only gain by accepting things.
Doesn't mean we don't work for change, doesn't mean we resolve ourselves to live with the unacceptable: bad relationships, bad treatment from ourselves or others. We can work to improve those things, but still see them as what they are.
Seeing reality can be useful, if not always pleasant. Starting from what is, and building toward the life you want is far more effective than starting from a fiction and trying to move from that untruth toward anything. Breathe, accept, do what is right to make things more right. And have a great week!
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