‘There is something wonderfully bold and liberating about saying yes to our entire imperfect and messy life.’
Tara Brach, ‘Radical Acceptance’
I sometimes resist what is happening in my life, even though there is nothing I can do to change it. I resist it because I think it is unfair, I resist it because I think that it shouldn’t be happening to me, I resist it because it is not what I expected from my life, I resist it because it is not what I wanted.
But this is my life, this is how it is, and with many of these things, although I can ameliorate the effects, I cannot change the essential situation, the facts.
I wonder what would happen if I just said yes?
Yes to the pain, yes to the hurt, yes to the heartbreak, yes to the fear, yes to the worry, the uncertainty, the anger.
Yes, and also, that I am OK just as I am, I am good enough, despite everything that has happened, or even, because of it.
I accept, I forgive, I love myself, and I will endeavour to love and value my ‘entire imperfect and messy life’.