22-109 Accept

Today’s Mandala

“We cannot change anything
until we accept it.
Condemnation does not liberate,
it oppresses.”

— Carl Jung

“We must let go of the life
we have planned,
so as to accept the one
that is waiting for us.”

— Joseph Campbell

“Whatever you want in life,
other people are going to want it too.
Believe in yourself enough
to accept the idea
that you have an equal right to it.”

— Diane Sawyer

Today’s MotD reminds us that ”to accept” is a verb, an action. It’s one of the first steps to take while on any journey (physically, mentally, emotionally, etc).

To accept where we are as a starting point puts us in a position to take stock of where we are _right now_. From there we can determine where we want to go and take the necessary steps in order to get there.

Let go of ”accepting” meaning a ”passive resignation”. In reality that act of accepting means a “deep, insightful recognition of things as they are” (per Jon Kabat-Zinn). In essence, we are to acknowledge where we are so we can know where to go or what to do next. And from this place of acceptance we can then determine what has to stay and what has to change.

God grant me the Serenity
to accept the things
I cannot change,
Courage to change
the things I can, and
Wisdom to know the difference.

— Serenity Prayer


The Mandala Lady

btw…started with this… (this is more true to the colors than the one above)


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