“Accept – then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy. This will miraculously transform your whole life.” Eckhart Tolle
I used to really struggle with acceptance, in every aspect of the word, until reading this quote by Eckhart Tolle. I used to equate acceptance with settling, failing, and admitting defeat. I used to resist accepting what was, for fear that it meant that I could never create what I really desired. And then I realized that that entire train of thought was upside down, and keeping me further away from the things I wanted in life.
Contrary to what I had allowed myself to believe, acceptance is not settling or failing. Acceptance is acknowledgment. It is a crucial piece of mindful living. Acceptance is an act of living presently and a sign of an awakening to what is. When we consciously accept what is, we can then consciously create the sturdy foundation to move forward in the direction of our dreams.
I also believe that acceptance is a form of surrender, a relaxing into trust, a pivot into possibility. Affirmations are my favorite way to cultivate acceptance. This week, I’m so happy to share with you my favorite affirmations that I use regularly to practice acceptance, and to open my mind up to trust and the infinite possibilities of life.
- Everything is unfolding exactly as it should
- I trust the timing of my life
- All is well
- It is always this or something better
- What is meant for me will not pass me
I hope these affirmations help you on along your path in life! You can always edit them to suit your own style and needs! Let me know what your go-to affirmations are in the comments below!
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Michelle is Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life's Creative Director and resident writer. She has a degree in Journalism from Indiana University and is also a certified holistic health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and registered yoga teacher with trainings with Anuttara Yoga Shala and Strala Yoga. Michelle has a deep desire to help people find happiness in all areas of their lives, and truly believes the Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life movement will bring lasting change to the world. Michelle splits her time between Florida and New York City and loves connecting with people from all over the world. If you'd like to contact her, she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org