Anything in life that we don’t accept will simply make trouble for us until we make peace with it.Shakti Gawain
How many times have you been in a situation/relationship that you thought was unacceptable? How many times have you worried or fretted or perseverated over something?
Acceptance doesn’t mean it’s ok. Acceptance is the first step towards peace even when feeling peace seems unattainable. The phrase “it is what it is” comes to mind. Accept the situation and move on, move forward, and don’t look back. It’s much easier to say than to do, but the rewards are immense.
Pick a relationship or situation that you find unacceptable. Write it down in specifics – what it is and why you find it unacceptable. Be as descriptive as possible and allow yourself to free write. Don’t censor yourself. Let it all out – every feeling involved with this relationship or situation. After you’ve written as much as you feel you want to, let’s take a look at it. You’ve now expelled all that is associated with this and you can begin to look at it from the observer point of view. Can you see the other side? Can you find peace about it? Is it possible that you can use the phrase, “it is what it is” and put it in the past? These are the signs of healing and how journaling helps us to expose our inner feelings in a safe place in order to strengthen ourselves.