Acceptance is observation of life and suspension of judgment about whether what is happening is good or bad, right or wrong…. Ron Smothermon
When we observe what is happening without imposing our labels, we are freed up to stay in the moment.
In the moment, no matter what the moment brings you can feel calm and centered if you allow your mind to relax around what is happening.
I have had the opportunity to practice this the past week. I have a virus that has forced me to slow down and take time off from the Cancer Center where I teach. At first I was quite frustrated and resistant to that prospect, but as time has gone on I realize that my body needs the time to heal.
I decided to step out of my judgment about my situation and embrace the experience of staying home, resting and accomplishing what I can when I feel up to it. At times my mind what’s to chime in and label myself as lazy, but then I take a breath, get centered and am once again accepting and compassionate to myself.
Let me know in the comments below how you relate to the quote. When do you notice yourself in judgment? What have you done to make a shift to acceptance?