Tuesday, June 17, 2014
I think we all have seen a small child denied some activity or a longed for food. Depending on the nature and age of the child a tantrum could follow. The little one hasn’t learned yet that what is, in some instances, is what is.
One would think that first slap on the bottom of a newborn would at least begin to set the stage, but it is not the case. Speaking for myself, not even the struggle to accept my situations has taught me – I am giving in and accepting WHAT IS a little better though. When I allow myself to remember, finally, the peace that comes with acceptance I shake my head and say “Will you ever learn?”
We had all sorts of changes to accept as we were growing up but now, as I age – those changes seem to be coming thick and fast. I came across this quotation the other day from a book by Melody Beattie. I typed it up in large letters and posted it on my refrigerator. I am in a “state of acceptance” right now – and I must remember – it is good.
Today I will trust –
“Today, I will stop straining to know what I don’t know. To see what I can’t see. To understand what I don’t yet understand. I will trust that being is sufficient. And I will let go of my need to figure things out.”