October 23, 2015
ART OF ACCEPTANCE
Buddha's famous saying goes as:
"IT IS YOUR RESISTANCE TO "WHAT IS" THAT CAUSES YOU SUFFERING"
The meaning is really simple. It is our opposition to the consequences or the happenings, that contribute to our suffering. This writing also aims to discuss the same.
We are born, we go through the stages of life: childhood, adulthood, old-age and then death. This is inevitable and one has to accept that. Life is like a roller-coaster ride except that- during the journey the ups and downs are more unexpected. And if you are not affected by these (you don't cry on the ride), you are near to perfection.
Acceptance plays a very important role in this regard.
Accept your failures, but don't let it mask your future success.
Accept that you have been betrayed, but try to look at the things you learned.
Accept that your job isn't the best, but don't stop looking for a better job.
Accept that you are rude, before people tell that to you.
Accept that you got lesser marks, but that can be improved.
Accept that there are too many hardships, but life is still amazing.
Just accept the reality and move on. This acceptance can reap two fruits: one- the person gets to know his own self, two- The person can't move ahead past his acceptance. Latter is dangerous and has to be dealt with.
There is one more quote deeply related to this art:
"NEVER LIE TO YOURSELF"
A person who is true to himself is the one who accepts everything: good or worse. Once we accept, a lot of questions are automatically answered and there is a new hope. "I accept that i failed and i will give it another go"- this attitude can crumble mountains. If you keep on brooding over how you were the unluckiest person in the world, no luck will ever favor you. Accept your unluckiness and move ahead, be a KARMA YOGI.
All the concepts converge at some point. Finally last words for the best:
"ACCEPT YOUR LIFE OR IT WON'T ACCEPT YOU"
Written by 7 Cups Listener: spiritonsinus