Sept. 16 ♥ Accepting It Is What It Is

“It is what it is.”  How often have I raged against that statement…my brain so wants to reply, “And I’m going to change it!”

That attitude comes from my desperately wanting to control the situation, shape it to my desires, so I can feel more comfortable. Unfortunately, I don’t have that kind of power. And it’s taken me years and hard work on myself to finally get that truism.

life is not the way it's supposed to be

What I have come to accept is that life doesn’t have rules. Life just is as it is. And I have no control…over any of it.

I can moan and wail about how unfair a situation is. I can play the victim and rail against the heavens. And I can choose to accept what is right in front of me, just as it is. I can change what I can and accept what is not within my power to change.

The important thing is that I get to choose how I respond. That is something I can control.

What I have discovered is that accepting what is makes my life ever so much easier. Sounds like a paradox – but this attitude helps me flow with life, riding the bumps and the highs with much more ease and grace.

And I’m all about releasing the struggles I impose on myself.

 

Now it’s your turn:

How do you cope when life doesn’t go as you expect? What would it feel like to trust that things will turn out as they are meant to be? How can you create the courage to truly believe this?

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