Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Acceptance

When our hearts are willing and able to accept what is and what is not, there is a feeling of Peace that transcends even Hope.  I've always believed that without Hope, all is lost ~ but what I'm finding is that Acceptance is much more essential to a healthy outlook on life ~ among other things. 

Of course, we all have hopes and dreams and goals.  We MUST!  Each one gives meaning and purpose and color to our own personal journey through time.  One should never be without them.  

But sometimes our hopes are not answered.  Our dreams are not meant to be.  Our goals are not reached.  That doesn't necessarily mean that we have failed, but simply that Someone has other plans. 

I am learning to derive a great amount of comfort from that.  Notice I've said "am learning" and not "have learned".   It's a process, really.  One that works and sometimes not so much.  I was inspired by comments left in my previous post, to share these thoughts.  Yes, most of the time, my priorities are in order and my outlook is as it should be ~ Acceptance has a great deal to do with that...

That, and summer breezes.

 

 

10 comments:

mleighin21st said...

Acceptance is something I really struggle with.  But as you said, I'm learning.  
Enjoy those summer breezes.
                                                                                              Leigh

 

nhd106 said...

I just love being on this journey with you...

Lots o' Hugs,
Nance

radar446 said...

Acceptance can be the hardest of emotions to really understand.  Acceptance knows no happiness or sorrow, only the reality of the situation.  We often fight acceptance because we want to assign a feeling to it, when in all actuality, it requires nothing from us.

Greg

frankandmary said...

Acceptance has been somewhat like my Dad's dementia to me. Some times he was fully there, almost as he had been before, "the old Frank," other times he was left so far behind.  Still other things he always knew, always felt.
That is me with acceptance, some things the acceptance is firmly within my grasp, other things I deal with it comes & goes. Way ahead...then far behind. But I have learned to reconcile my fantasies, hopes & dreams with my actual reality. That is a solid step. ~Mary

helmswondermom said...

This is the second entry I've read today along these same lines.  So you aren't alone in your thoughts.
Lori
http://journals.aol.com/helmswondermom/DustyPages/

mariebm56 said...

Acceptance is dealing with a situation & finding the positive in it.
I am trying also, like you, with similar problems.
The summer breezes really help...Ü
Marie

siennastarr said...

I'm like you, Chelle.. I try... really try to find the positive in the midst of chaos, in bothy my life and the world around me.  It doesn't always work, like you said...but, I do try..

Summer breezes?  What summer breezes?  All we get here in the desert of So Cali is a gust of HOT air!  No cool summer breezes for this gal! lol
Those will come in October, when you are starting to get cold and nippy!  ;)

Hugs and love
Jackie

breezyneon said...

Beautiful entry.. I find I must go through acceptance before I can deal with other emotions.  I have to accept, before I can forgive, or change my direction,  admit my mistakes.  Sometimes we have to accept without getting the answers we want, but it is something I must do to move forward with some sort of peace.

~~Breezy

rdautumnsage said...

It's far easier to hope and dream, harder by far to reconcile with acceptance. Acceptance has been a hard pill for me to swallow at times, with my deafness, my life in general...Then I pause and look how far I've come on this journey of life and ponder for awhile and realize...my acceptance was in my willingness to allow room for the hopes and dreams and most importantly...for the growth. I do believe we are both growing dear friend. (Hugs)Indigo

queeniemart said...

A lovely and well thought out and written entry. Love you