The Alternative of Acceptance…

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I have been going through a protracted period where an issue – simply unmanaged and ignored because of its difficulty, has now spiralled instead out of silly control. It is gnawing away at my consciousness and going round my brain in ever decreasing circles, filling my thoughts, playing with my emotions and sapping my strength…

Even the fact that I have now established some controls and am moving towards a resolution is not stilling the anger and disquiet. The same evil thoughts circle and spiral in my head again and again. How is it that I could be misunderstood and treated this way… by other individuals, by my own doing, by fate and by the Universe? It feels… oh so painful and unfair…

I have had to consciously choose not to wallow in all this and let it lead and define me, but it is subconsciously still there, not letting me go… So I have to seek solutions and alternatives. At times like these, I love to replace the busy complex twistings of gut and thought, with sweet simplicity instead…

Today I took a walk. A walk of change, of calm and balm. And so an alternative floated into my mind… And that was – ‘acceptance’… And now, as I walk, as I think, as I do – I seek and pray for acceptance instead… Instead of the circles and cycles of whiplash thought, instead of the bitterness and bile of argument and incrimination, I choose the iced silence of acceptance instead…

This acceptance is a prayer, an invocation, a whispered alternative to anger. It fills my head with positive movement and upward momentum instead. It is the opposite of negativity, it is synchronous and quiet; this acceptance moves me forward – instead of stalling and circling and sticking in my brain. It breaks the negative repetitiveness and consternation, and best of all, it is a simplistic swop.

So… I accept this day; I accept the trees and the bluebells; I accept my life and what has led me to this point; I accept that I am here and now; I accept my situation; I accept my parents; I accept my decisions; I accept other’s reactions; I accept that things will change; I accept that soon this will all be unimportant; I accept the best; I accept the sunshine; I accept the opportunities to grow and to learn; I accept that I am skilled and amazing at many things; I accept that I am also a work in progress in others; I accept my work; I accept my companions; I accept the journey; I accept the blue sky; I accept myself; I accept the others.

I accept…

PS: See more of my ‘Love Letters to Life’ – to the people, phenomena and happenings that define my world. You can get hold of your copy here…  or else from Amazon (in both Kindle and Paperback formats) and from all good book shops and websites across the world…

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