I was listening to the Caroline Myss show the other day on Hay House Radio. Myss mentioned a friend who kept saying she was going to move. Finally, after 20 years of saying this the friend realized: She was not moving. In those 20 years of complaining she had built up a life.
Is that such a bad thing?
Sometimes the things we struggle against and complain about need to be looked at realistically. Right now, many people are struggling against their current work [does this sound familiar?]. The everyday grind is wearing at their soul and killing their spirit. They complain and rail against their employment. Yet, they do nothing or make half hearted attempts at something else. Maybe it is time to accept – the dream isn’t going to happen.
Is this giving up?
No, it is accepting what is in order to see what needs to be. By letting go and giving yourself fully to the present you create a space for creative energy to work its magic. It is a powerful and clarifying energy which allows you to see your truth.
Maybe, acceptance opens your mind to fresh opportunities you missed when you clouded your mind with anger and resentment. Maybe, acceptance changes the way others perceive you (which creates its own opportunities). Maybe, acceptance becomes the rock bottom you needed to kick your butt into gear.
Do you have the courage to accept?
Right now, I am accepting that my energy levels are not what they used to be. I have been fighting this and trying to push through. The more I struggle the worse it gets. I have decided to accept where I am and work with it. Cutting myself some slack seems like the kindest thing to do right now. That means sleeping when I am tired, not working so much and letting go of the never ending to do list.
Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year!