ac·cept | [verb: do it]
- to take or receive (something offered); receive with approval
- to agree or consent to
- to undertake the responsibility, duties, or honors
synonyms: admit, agree, assume, assent, bear, consent, agree, receive, take, receive, undertake
Accepting is a calling; an awakening, which may be unexpected. You’ll go through seasons of acceptance – just as you’ll experience periods of transition – each person has a unique timeline which governs your emotional being as it catches up with your physical circumstances (and vice versa).
“When you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.” – Buddha
Looking back it’s amazing to think of the infinite places we have accepted as Today. You might remember accepting That Great Moment, thinking that “things can’t possibly get better than this!”, and then they do, and you get to embrace a new Today. Think back to a time when you chose to accept a grey existence, a mediocre relationship, or false “friendship”… why did you settle?
“There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.” – Denis Waitley
Accept those people whom you have chosen to keep around you, love them and honor them for how they fill your life. Conversely, accept that you will need to strategically distance yourself from energies that no longer serve you. Accept your responsibilities and your abilities, your life’s situation and the body that you have been born to. Accept your weaknesses with commitment to make yourself stronger, happier, healthier.
Philosophy In Action
This week, accept your situations along with vows of action. Accept actively: when faced situation that requires a change, consent that you must take a stand! Because this path that you are walking is yours, and the world that you surround yourself with Is Your Life.
Mind Games: Your Weekly Mantra
Use your words to train your brain: Choose one of these phrases and say it often: "I will accept…" OR "I no longer accept…"
Color Your World
The color for the month of February is Sheer Lilac. This color reminds you of the humanity and kindness in yourself and others - when you accept and embrace yourself, your opportunities are endless.Use this color of the month as a guide for choosing foods which can lift your thoughts. Healthy purple-hued foods are: berries, plums, purple broccoli, beets, purple grapes, cabbage and eggplant.
The Crown Chakra, also known as the seventh chakra is located at the top of the head, associated with the color violet or white. This is considered the chakra with the highest energy, governing freedom, acceptance, universal understanding and wisdom. Elevate your soul.
We often don't notice our feet until they hurt. Consider this: the human foot was not created to walk on solid, predictable level surfaces! With 33 joints, our foot should be able to accept and manage rocky, uneven terrain - variable surfaces. Kick your shoes off. Find some variable surfaces (grass, rocks, trails, sand) and let your feet live!
Do you fear and freak out over harmful stress in your life... or do you accept stress as a normal functioning part of your life? Maybe this will change your perspective.
If you accepted stress as helpful and healthy, and a helpful physical challenge. How would your life change?