Acceptance and love

That’s all I want to concentrate on; acceptance and love.

There is so much I can’t control in this life and if I could would I even want to? There is so much injustice and pain here. I can barely keep my own self in any semblance of control and serenity within; let alone anyone and everything else.

I woke up thinking about having full acceptance of everything and everyone. Doesn’t mean I have to agree or even like what I am accepting. But I feel that accepting life as it is helps me see it more clearly. It helps me understand it better. It helps me grasp more of what’s happening. Just letting myself fully absorb it and truly see it (for whatever it is and not what I want it to be or wish to see) is a good start.

Then once I can fully accept it all; then I want to approach it all with love. Knowing, of course, I have to start with myself first. I have to start with a deep calm, acceptance and appreciation with myself first. Then I can draw from that unending well of love to give to others.

Will I fail at this endeavor? Absolutely! Repeatedly. Unquestionably so. But I will pick myself up, dust myself off, offer myself forgiveness, acceptance, compassion and try again.

I do this for myself, but I also do this for the world and its future. The reality that I wish to leave my children and my children’s children and hundreds of generations forward.

It doesn’t have to be as it is now. It can be so much more. And it has to start somewhere, at some time. Spirituality is the way. I know this. And leading by example is key. Being the change. Being the way.

Not a simple goal, by any means. But rewarding and meaningful and worth it; absolutely worth it❣️

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There are lies in the facets of everything that we see
That are telling us to be scared, when all we ever are is free
I’m letting go of the things that don’t serve me no more
‘Cause I am holy, and sacred,
And righteous, and true, and I deserve to be here
And so do you

I Am – Satsang

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