A Better Self


This is a skill that I need to work on strongly, which is why I am writing this today. 

Acceptance is a task that I sometimes find difficult. So many times I see that I am wanting to change the world around me, the people around me, the situations I see, the ideals of others, etc. While it is not wrong of me to want the best of all situations and people, it is not always realistic. I spend so much time mentally and emotionally invested in wanting to change things and situations that I may not be even able to make a dent in. 

Sound familiar?

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I want and need to see, and be surrounded by, more peace. More love. More harmony. I desire to accept myself for who I am. My ideals, my personality, my soul, my body, my everything. I want to accept that I cannot please everyone or have their approval, and that is okay. I want to accept that others do not see the world as I do and also try to understand their point of view. I want to accept that not all of us share the same beliefs and delve into the similarities and differences. I want to accept that there are situations I cannot improve and distance myself. I want to accept that there are people I cannot change and chapters that are meant to be closed. 

Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable. 

“Serenity comes when you trade expectations for acceptance.”-Unknown

So let’s practice acceptance. I think we could all benefit mentally and emotionally by doing so, myself included. 

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15 thoughts on “Acceptance 

  1. I can relate to this so much. I’ve been working alot on self acceptance recently and for the first time in my life am sort of at peace with who I am, but I definitely still have a long way to go particularly with regard to accepting the world and situations that are out of my control. Anyway, great post. Thanks for posting 🙂 ❤

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    1. I’m glad someone felt as though they could relate. I feel like many can, but refuse to admit their experience. I’m having a difficult time with this myself and just felt the need to get it out there. Thank you for the sweet comment and good luck! ✌🏻️

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  2. perfect post. I am perplexed as contained pith. I’ll try to enter in much less often and call this site. Godspeed is in your pains. Describing posts on your web page. I was inspired to you. I would recommend to anyone and append to overlap.

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  3. Loved the line, ‘Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable’. There are times when you have to accept thing or leave them where and how they exist. It’s better to accept certain things than trade your peace of mind in trying to change them.

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    1. I absolutely agree with you! I think it is something that we typically avoid because we know, that to some extent, that decision to make. To have to accept certain truths or have to remove ourselves from something. However, I believe peace of mind is everything. And sometimes those tough decisions have to be made.

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