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The Control Factor

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Situations happen – they are a part and parcel of life and with them come stress, pain, tension and worry. However these are not a part and parcel of life – they are actually a choice we make.

Situations, people, nature, circumstances etc.. are beyond our control – they have their own momentum and path. When we are not willing to let go of that which we cannot control then we choose to move into a space of stress, worry and tension.

Acceptance and the willingness to let go and move on allows us to protect ourselves from these negative by-products of wanting to control.

Letting go of control is not just a physical thing – it is about mentally and emotionally letting go of the need to control a situation.

In the face of challenges, If we are able to stop and step into our inner space and see another perspective then it will allow us to free ourselves and move on. The longer we hold onto something, in the hope to control or change the outcome, the harder it will be to let go because the deeper will be the mental and emotional bonds to it.

When we realise the futility of control we will be able to turn to ourselves and instigate a more positive change from within.

Om Shanti

October 1, 2015 at 9:38 am Leave a comment

Change is the only Constant

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Try as we will nothing ever stays the same. Each moment that passes is a new one. And yet so often we find ourselves avoiding, ignoring and even fighting changes that come into our lives.

Change is more acceptable perhaps if we have control over it. However when we do not have control, we are sometimes overpowered with fear and insecurity. Our defense mechanisms become alert and we prepare for battle.

Understanding that change is the only constant, will set us free. Choose to welcome change as a blessing in disguise, and we may just start to experience newness in our lives. It is a wonderful gift the universe offers us – to learn and grow constantly.

What will I choose to be today? – a stagnant pool of water – standing still, or a flowing river always ready to go with the flow.

 

Om Shanti

August 27, 2015 at 7:25 am Leave a comment

Forgiveness

Forgiveness heals, but most of us find it difficult to do, especially if the source of our hurt is close and personal.

If we feel hurt it means we have accepted or taken something that in fact we should have refused. Then we are left in a position where we now have to let go of it, give it away. Unless we do this we will continue to feel the pain. We have to forgive!

The source of upset is something in the past. Once happened we need to understand that it cannot be changed, it is impossible. But what can change is how I deal with it now.

When I am unable to forgive it is like waging war with the situation. Then I hold onto resentment and bad feelings within myself: I punish myself.

Forgiveness requires love and sympathy, initially for the self, but also for the other person. Where there is love, there can be acceptance and acceptance then becomes an easy stepping stone to forgiveness.

Take the step to forgiveness.

 

Om Shanti

October 20, 2011 at 5:08 am Leave a comment

Power of Tolerance

Tolerance does not mean to suppress something. Suppression is a negative energy which causes stress. In time anything that is suppressed rebound.

To tolerate means to accept through understanding. Acceptance is a change in my internal attitude towards that which I feel I need to tolerate. Tolerance is actually about respecting the differences I see.

First I have to learn to tolerate my own inner reactions. This can only happen when I learn to disengaged from the thoughts and feelings creating my inner reaction.

I am not my thoughts or feelings, they are my creation, thus I am able to separate myself from them if I wish.

If I can take a second to step back and become an observer of the drama that is going on within, then I will have the opportunity to see it from another perspective, and so understand and accept it.

Make a friend of the power to tolerate.

Om Shanti

August 27, 2011 at 12:03 pm Leave a comment


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