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.
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.