How Acceptance Will Improve Your Life


(DGIwire) — Do you have the ability to accept the things you can change…as well as the things you cannot change? Do you have the ability to accept that other people can only change themselves, rather than you changing them? Do you accept that you are who you are, regardless of what others think? Can you accept that change is a guaranteed constant in life?

If you answered yes to one or all of these questions, you are on a strong foundation for a happy life. If you are willing to accept, you have the ability to laugh, even when something is not particularly funny, you are positioning yourself for greater control of your destiny. Adversity is only a threat to a temporary emotional state: it does not prevent you from seeing, accepting and finding a way through any situation.

When you can accept things in life, including yourself and others, you discover a new found personal empowerment. When you learn to accept, you are learning to discover you.

Individuality is personal.   As The Lego Movie states: YOU are the Special One. Ignoring the profoundness of this simple statement, many people in the world believe that when we act the same way at all times, we have established our identity. This is incorrect.   We have emotions, thoughts, behaviors, actions, and have been shaped by a world of influences: good, bad and irrelevant. Each day we will feel something new, which causes our personality to reflect on these changes. Therefore, when someone is laughing one minute and crying the next, this is simply a shift in emotions, which is entirely normal—just like the ocean’s tides move in and out.

So much of the world we live within commands desensitization. The billions of influences on television, in the media, on radio, on city streets, in house-holds, government, schools and so on affects our future behavior. The result is that everyone is judging someone at some time, always trying to gain the upper hand—or control. We cannot change these behaviors of others nor their ways of thinking, but we can change ours. This is part of learning and accepting. The best way to navigate the world is to become your own influence by working hard to identify your opinions tied to people, situations and things. Are those opinions hurting you? Are they necessary? Do you need to hold them as “true”?   What is really true? Could it be time to simply “have no opinion”? Working to eliminate unnecessary opinions is a first essential step to acceptance.

Learning to accept is closely tied to increased laughter. If someone makes you mad, perhaps with practicing acceptance, you can try to see the humor in his or her actions. You may also learn to see the humor in your own actions when you make inevitable mistakes.

Finding the humor in life helps more positive emotions flow. Our unruly world filled with greed, envy, lust, fear and so on gives us plenty of opportunities to reflect. You can change your reactions to these emotions, and know also that you will always have to work around people struggling with the grips of their own emotions to life. As you bring the focus back to yourself, instead of focusing on what’s wrong with everyone else, you are becoming a more accepting and peaceful you.   The best part? Others around you may follow. Good conduct has proven far more effective than words to encourage others to change.

Don’t be surprised to find that as your acceptance grows that you might feel a new hunger.   The hunger will guide you to discover new ways to better yourself. In time as you start to feel more empowered through acceptance and personal focus, you will see a need to exercise, eat right, and hang out with positive influences and so on. Use this hunger, for the inspiration to work and achieve your goals.

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