Acceptance

I’m going through some personal problems at the moment, and it’s made me deeply realise how tenuous and fragile my practice is.

It’s so easy to fall back into old patterns.  

I’ve been able to feel myself fully consumed in this current challenge.  And yet I haven’t been able to step away from it.  

Although I am grateful that at least this time I can recognise how fully “caught” I am.  Which is a huge step in the right direction.

Because to acknowledge it means that I can do something about it.

And tonight I’ve realised what is causing a great deal of my suffering – apart from actually fighting against it, and the pain I am feeling, I am also fighting against acceptance.

I’ve come to realise that when we are facing a problem, we have two choices: accept what is happening, and look for the positive.  Or fight against it, and decide not to accept it – and be miserable.

So I am choosing acceptance.  

And I’m choosing to see the lessons that are available for me to learn from this.

Love & blessings to you all

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17 responses to “Acceptance

  1. Judy

    Hi Megan,
    I know life is throwing up some challenges for you at the moment but I really admire your take on things. I always read your blogs – I don’t always comment but I’m lurking around in the background sending you heaps of positive thoughts. 🙂 xx Judy xx

  2. Much metta to you, friend. I’m sorry your are having such a hard time, but I’m sure you can keep a level head and pull through it.

  3. My best to you…Glad you are choosing acceptance. In the end – it will help you feel better. Hang in there.

    • Thank you so much RoSy :-). I know I will get through this, and it will help me to become stronger, and have more empathy and insight and wisdom. Just putting my head down and taking it one day at a time ♥

  4. Does one have to get to acceptance in order to move on? Acceptance means consent. I find it hard sometimes to accept a difficult situation. However, I can more easily ACKNOWLEDGE the situation has happened, and ACCEPT that I can’t change it. Then I can ADJUST and ADAPT to it and move on. A subtle but definite difference of accepting that you cannot change it but not having to accept the totality – it makes it a bit easier to move on in order to ACHIEVE my own self -fulfillment.

  5. May what you gain quickly outweigh your pain! I believe that such tests as you are dealing with can help us to strengthen our faith in our most spiritual beliefs and identify areas that need further focus. Thank you for sharing your discomfort and lessons with the world as you are helping to remind others of some important lessons. You are in my thoughts as you work though your challenges.

    Russ

    • Thanks so much for your kind thoughts Russ!! At the moment I am struggling a little to use what I have learnt in the past, but I know that I will pull myself together. And more importantly that I will learn from this. And it will help me to help others. Much metta to you, Megan _/\_

  6. Go gently with yourself, beautiful soul. Sometimes in the midst of pain it is not always easy to just accept, but to be gentle with yourself, by allowing yourself to feel all that you need to. I hope this place of acceptance brings you some peace, all the same. And know that through the depths of space and time, I am sending healing and love to you. Blessings always, Erin

  7. Megan, there’s not much I can add to Erin’s wise and compassionate comments. I’ll just say that you are still on the right path; and I sense that, in your heart, you can feel that truth. Your good attitude in these hard times will pull you through. I believe in you. Sending love and light your way, Sloan

  8. Acceptance is indeed good, but giving up completely can be another type of trap. There is also a middle way, a both/and and/or neither/nor.

  9. Dear Sweet Megan!

    I have recently written a post about how pain is a blessing in disguise for us.Pain gives birth to compassion, it develops endurance which is a slow process but DOES occur slowly and steadily, it builds strength – strength which eliminates pain itself, and it helps us overcome our fears, fears of suffering and fear of being unable to handle the pain. Pain ACTUALLY helps us become painless my dear, it is a gradual process.
    Acceptance comes from faith.Both are directly proportional.It declares that you trust God.But sometimes if we accept things that happen to us, we are unknowingly forgiving those responsible for bringing about that pain.NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO HURT!Do find the positivity behind pain and suffering, sometimes the creator creates plans to reveal the masked evil figures in our life, those who don’t deserve to be there, or sometimes people, things and happenings hurt unwillingly.
    I am unaware of things which hurt you, i can only say that i am concerned, and pray ur pain goes away soon.
    BE STRONG & DONT GIVE UP!!!

    ♪ ♫ ♩ ♬ ♭ ♮ ♯
    I’m never gonna stop the rain by complainin’

    ♪ ♫ ♩ ♬ ♭ ♮ ♯
    But there’s one thing I know
    The blues they send to meet me won’t defeat me
    It won’t be long till happiness steps up to greet me

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