For some reason acceptance keeps popping up in front of me. It’s like my life’s central theme at this moment in time, this moment in my evolution, my growth.
I’ve been distracted and didn’t even realize it until yesterday’s post. I’ve been focusing on the wrong thing, I’ve been focusing on what I perceive as a couple of problems in my life. I Find my head thinking about the issue, trying to think of a way to change it…the problem, situation or person involved. I can’t change anything but me, my perspective, thoughts and attitude.
This is an excerpt from a reading in a certain “big book” that is used in many recovery programs that I find applies to me at this moment:
“Acceptance is the answer to all of my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing or situation – some fact in my life – unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I can accept that person place thing or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this very moment. Unless I can accept life on lifes terms, I cannot be happy. I need to concentrate not so much on what needs to be changed in the world as on what needs to be changed in me and my attitudes.”
I must remember that when I stop living in the problem and begin living in the answer my problem will go away. For me the first step toward living in the answer is acceptance.