The word acceptance has been popping up in my life lately. I read an article that debunked the myth of forgiveness. The article said that instead of forgiving a wrong, you need to just simply work on acceptance that it happened. Then, just yesterday, my yoga teacher (now, don’t get the wrong impression of me – I’m not a super flexible yogi, I occasionally take a restorative yoga class where I basically pay someone to let me lay on the floor for an hour) shared a quote that really resonated with me.
“FEAR IS ONLY NON ACCEPTANCE OF UNCERTAINTY”
As I lay on the floor trying to breathe deeply, I pondered what that quote meant in my life. Non-acceptance…that term seems to encompass a lot of grief that we bring upon ourselves. How much time do we spend questioning why something has happened in our lives or wondering what the future will bring? How much easier would our lives be if we were able to accept where we are in our lives? We don’t have to like it, we can actively work to change it, but if we can accept what is, even if that is uncertainty, then we have a better chance of being in the present moment. So, I’m going to work on accepting my lack of flexibility and not feel guilty about paying for my hour of quiet floor time:)