ACCEPTANCE- When we cultivate acceptance, it will begin to strangle the weeds of discontent. You’ve probably heard the saying, “It is what it is.” When we can begin to accept that certain things in life are beyond our control, then we can understand the uselessness of complaining about them. When we complain, we are planting seeds of misery in our minds, and spreading those seeds to other people. Complaining will amplify your fixation on a negative circumstance. If you can change what it is you are wishing were different, then have the courage to do it. If you choose not to, then stop complaining. If it's something beyond your control, then the complaining serves only one purpose- to aggravate yourself and others around you.
Be aware of what you talk about, and see if you can notice how much you complain, and how others will complain about the littlest things. Be aware of hoe this makes you feel.
Practice focusing on the positive aspects of life. This will improve your moods, and raise the moods of others around you. Living with acceptance doesn’t mean that you condone the imperfections of this world, it means that you have chosen to see beyond them in order to allow yourself to enjoy life.
Be HAPPY, my Friends!-
Laura Barrette Shannon