Each day there are little things that we can do quickly, in-the-moment, to make the next moment a little better and brighter. And that can be enough to change a day, a life, a world for the better. After all, a happy life isn’t built only on momentous occasions, but on the minutes in between.
For the next month I’ll offer some of these thoughts, tips, practices – things that can help us make the moment better – in these pages.
I call them Power Ups. Some I write about in Imperfect Spirituality: Extraordinary Enlightenment for Ordinary People, others are new, things I’ve tried or learned. Tips, usually backed by research, that I use to keep me moving and positive and engaged even when I feel like whining or crying and complaining. Hope you find value in them too.
Power Up with Acceptance
Choose acceptance, today. If you have a heart beat stuff is going to happen that you aren’t going to like. Things aren’t going to always go your way, you will be hurt, angry, upset – maybe all at the same time. But, we can dull the drama of these unsettling moments by accepting what is. Acceptance allows for forward motion. With acceptance you can see your circumstances clearly. Without judging or whining or manipulating or wishing you can glean accurate information. Once you see what is, you can better cope or take positive action to change it.