Accepting the now

author: admin     date: 04 . 06 . 2012     discuss: 0 Comments

Acceptance brings liberation. However, it is a very difficult concept to assimilate. Normally, we fight against life. We fight for better opportunities, for money or love.

There are so many things in life that we cannot control. As the ego doesn’t like this idea; then it convinces us to go against the flow of life, in a desperate attempt of having control of everything. Life can be better understood as a cycle of positive and negative circumstances. All our experiences are based on them. Nature’s seasons, day and night, life and death, are all examples of life’s cycles.

We live our lives denying what is happening in the present moment. The future brings the promise of happiness and fulfillment. The problem is that they never arrive. There is always something else that has to be done or achieved before “we can be totally happy.”

Acceptance comes from the understanding that positive and negative experiences are totally necessary for our own personal growth. If you are attached only to positive experiences, then you won’t be able to see the good in the less positive ones.

Life has its own cycle, so whether you accept it or not, you are always going to have positive and negative experiences. So accepting life as this set of experiences allows you to see the good and the opportunities in each circumstance you experience in life.

When you accept the present moment as it is, you are liberating yourself from any excuse to be unhappy. You are going beyond your mind. You are not depending anymore of external circumstances to make you happy. You are beginning to understand that bliss and fulfillment comes from within.

Nothing from the external world can bring you anything of spiritual value; and as you don’t depend on it anymore, you will soon realize that your wishes will unfold unexpectedly faster than you thought as you are not opposing resistance anymore.

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