When faced with a situation that you cannot control, one that makes you angry, sad, depressed, or frustrated, there is great power in acceptance. When finding out your best friend is moving or your husband wants a divorce or a parent is dying, our first response is to stop it. After finding ourselves emotionally exhausted, drained, and hopeless, we still try to figure out how to prevent it from happening.
When we are confronted with a situation that we cannot repair, the next step — simply for our own well-being — is acceptance. Put down your boxing gloves and just accept what is happening. It’s out of your control. By accepting the situation, our life energy is able to flow again, the depression, anxiety, and rage dissipates and the dust settles. Clarity is the predominant state when we choose to accept a situation that we cannot change.
Acceptance is not for the benefit of the other person, it is for you and your own healing.