“Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.”- St Augustine
Breathing and acceptance are two ways that I use in my life to overcome any bad incident, but apart from breathing acceptance is not easy it takes a lot of courage to do so. Accepting an incident means you are allowing it to let go, you started to clean up your mind.
And it is a choice; it brings happiness in your life. It allows you to become aware of your circumstances.
Acceptance helps you to connect with nature, and nature helps you to triumph over fantasies. It helps you to leave unnecessary dreams, it simplifies your life.
There are few ways through which you can practice acceptance below I have mentioned six of them…
6 Steps to Practice Acceptance
Allow Bad Events: Disappointments and unhappiness come to our life when we try to predict the future, or we make plans for that, instead of that if we allow the future to unfold its mistress automatically, then there would be no disappoints, we will be able to live our life as the present moment lead us.
Practice Let Go: The art of accepting means to master the art of letting go, its sole purpose is to understand our life’s meaning that we cannot control everything in our life. Some part of our life would be miserable; they will try to clinch to our heart, but our power of letting go will help us to grow.
Give up Changing: Forcing to change a situation never able to give you happiness, instead of that, accept it and don’t try to change it. Always recall in your mind that everything happened with us has a secret reason behind it, and it’s always for our future development.
Be Bold and Strong: When you accept a situation or a present moment that doesn’t mean you are weak, it means you are strong enough to handle it, you are bold and brave, you know that life has so many things to explore with you.
Practice Forgiveness: Mahatma Gandhi once said, “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” If you’re unhappy because someone hurts you, let it go, your happiness is your responsibility, not others, forgiveness will not only make you happy but also enrich a positive environment around you.
Ask Questions: I consistently praise “Self-Talk” in my article, it’s an excellent way to reflect yourself, and it also helps you to understand yourself better.
Ask questions when you feel depressed about yourself or your day go wrong. Here are some examples of it. Let’s start a test…
25 questions to explore your true self
- Where from my happiness come from?
- Do I feel the divine in others as well?
- Has my love been unconditional for others?
- Which is worse, failing or never trying?
- How often do I lose my temper?
- How much effect do daily negatives has over me?
- If life is so short, why do I do such things that I don’t like at all?
- What is the thing that I want to change in the world?
- How do I want to be remembered?
- How deeply can I able to connect with my breath?
- If kindness is the currency of my country what would make me rich then?
- Am I feeling connected myself to Mother Nature?
- Have I accepted myself as it is?
- Have I forgiven myself and others unconditionally?
- How come the thing that makes me happy do not make others happy?
- Am I holding some memories that I need to let go?
- What does the word love mean to me?
- Should I be able to risk my life to save others?
- What is the happiest part of my life?
- Do I cry and laugh easily?
- In 10 years now, am I able to remember what I did today?
- Why I lose my patient so often?
- What I did today that impact the humanity?
- Why these universes really stand for?
- Who really, am I?