Category accepting life

When “What Is” Doesn’t Match “What You’d Like” -Quick Spot

A radio spot

How to Accept Life on Life’s Terms

As the years have gone (or flown) by I’ve learned a few lessons. The main one is I’m not the one in charge. It is only when I release that I am able to embrace life.

Muddy hands

Are You New?

And new doesn’t always look perfect.

What is Acceptance, 7 Steps to Get Past Divorce

What does that mean exactly? After much thought this is the conclusion I’ve come to- Acceptance is the willingness to embrace what is.

The Road Less Traveled book cover

4Guiding Points from The Road Less Traveled

In the first section Peck addresses “discipline.” He states, “Discipline is the basic set of tools we require to solve life’s problems.” He encourages us to:

Delay gratification
Accept responsibility
Be dedicated to truth
Prioritize different requirements in our lives.

numerous traits with arrows pointing to resilience

1 Way to Develop Resilience

We are programmed to think negatively. Unfortunately we anticipate tragedy. We are hard wired to shift in that direction. So it does take an effort to be a strong and resilient person. I think the effort is worth it.

Bird of Paradise with quote-Happiness can exist only in acceptance -George Orwell

3 Steps Towards Acceptance

I have an idea. Just as an experiment, take three days and practice acceptance. I mean accepting something about another person that you’d prefer were different. When you are faced with that something you do not like follow immediately with a deliberate thought of something you like about the person. It may be something small, even insignificant or it may be something truly important. Pet peeves are a good place to start.