Accept… then Act

Why Acceptance Needs to be Our Only Purpose in Life. | by Mo Issa ...


“Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.”
Ann Landers

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If I ever feel upset or want to separate from another person or situation, its usually a sign that I am separating from a wounded part of me.

However, its easier to blame and judge others, rather than see my part in this situation.

Accepting that I play a part, takes courage to admit.

And when I do, I am no longer a victim in this story, but rather an equal participant who has a voice and the ability to change my circumstances for the better.

The minute I say, ‘I can’t change it,’ is the moment I surrender my power to the story.

Carl Rogers says, ‘The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.’

Acceptance is not resignation. It’s not about being passive and allowing life to happen to me.

It’s an active process, a preamble to change and the beginning of knowing who I am and what I am capable of.

‘Love without consciousness and responsibility, becomes need and control.’

Change comes from making space in stillness to see my situation from a higher perspective.

And from accepting my responsibility in every part of life.


39 thoughts on “Accept… then Act

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  2. Nice to see you Karen, I am visiting from David’s Live & Learn blog. A great deal of wisdom and first hand knowledge in your words. I have always worked on adopting “acceptance” as part of my philosophy in life. Your words “Acceptance is not resignation” resonates with me. “An active process.” I had not really given these points more thought until I read them here. You also remind me of a friend’s words “life happens for me, not to me.” I read your post a few times to let some of points sink in. I look forward to reading more. Erica

    1. Yes! It’s the perfect opportunity during these uncertain times, to do that Kristine. If life isn’t working for us then what are we waiting for? Ha 💕💚

  3. Hi Karen 🙂 Great post and reminder. Just love: ‘The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.’ Isn’t that the truth!? The longer I live the more I realize that acceptance plays a huge role in so much.
    I hope you are well. These are trying times…a lot of change. But again, I think acceptance here can also make things easier. Stay safe…be well! ❤

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