The Brilliance of Acceptance
I’m reading a book by Richard Carlson, author of 'Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff' who sadly passed away sometime ago. The book’s called 'Don't Get Scrooged', and I just ﬁnished the chapter “Acceptance: The Ultimate Solution.”
Made me stop. And think. Richard writes, "Acceptance may sound like inaction, but when you try to practice it, you’ll see that it is anything but doing nothing. It sometimes requires more effort than the complaining, confronting or clamming up you would normally do. But . . . once you experience the freedom it brings—acceptance can become almost second nature.”
Acceptance. Looking for the blessing in disguise amid adversity. Relaxing into whatever situation you ﬁnd yourself in. Embracing the age-old adage that life doesn’t give you what you want but just might send you what you need. We all get hard days and mean seasons, from time to time. That’s because you and I are enrolled in Greatness School. And challenge, conﬂict, confusion and uncertainty are beautifully orchestrated vehicles for our growth. But days do get better and seasons always change.
By accepting "what is,” the bitter times will be shorter and your gorgeous days will get longer. And that’s my highest wish for you. Always.