Power of Acceptance

Old 03-14-2007, 03:37 AM
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Power of Acceptance

When the world seems to be falling down around you, you can choose to fall down with it or you can choose a more positive path. Acceptance will put you on that positive path.

Fighting against negativity only produces more negativity. Yet when you accept what is, no matter how terrible and difficult it may be, you put yourself in a position to start changing it for the better.

Acceptance does not mean giving in or giving up. It means moving on, as in moving on ahead.

There is simply no point in fighting battles which have already been lost, nor is there any point in allowing the loss to continue to slow you down. The smart strategy is to accept it and then put all your energy toward a positive pursuit.

Acceptance does not mean allowing others to take advantage of you. It simply means that you look realistically at what has happened and allow yourself to see the positive opportunities that are most certainly there.

Once you accept what is, you are free to move positively forward. Once you quit fighting, you are free to start achieving.

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That is sooo true thanks Ann, as always a shining light.
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Once you accept what is, you are free to move positively forward. Once you quit fighting, you are free to start achieving.
This reminds me of the old saying that it is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.

Acceptance allows me to move out of the problem and into the solution, a better place of light for me.

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Thanks , Ann

That's a good one ....Imagine that, light a candle in the dark. It's too simple

Kind of like putting the breaks on a run away freight train
sometimes. (mind strom) For some reason I can evaluate
better if my mind is not spining,

But even if I can't stop my mind from spining, I can
accept that my mind is spining so I'm no longer fighting
it. Then I get a brain fart or an Ahha moment and
accept the ahha moment as will. Like doing the simple
task of lighting a cadle in the dark.
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Old 03-14-2007, 08:32 PM
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Acceptance is the key.

Thank you Ann.......this gives me pause to look at what is really happening in my life rather than pretending that it isn't really happening.

It also leads me to understand that I must accept that other's have their own consequences and that I shouldn't interfere with them because those are THEIR lessons to learn.

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Acceptance Is A Hard Thing To Do Ann. However I Am Learning To Accept One Day At A Time. Thank You. I Have Only Been Coming Here A Minute And I Am Finding That I Love To Read Your Posts. Thanks
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Originally Posted by katwomankc View Post
Acceptance Is A Hard Thing To Do Ann. However I Am Learning To Accept One Day At A Time. Thank You. I Have Only Been Coming Here A Minute And I Am Finding That I Love To Read Your Posts. Thanks
Welcome here Katwomankc, yes Ann is quite inspirational....

Lets take a vote, Yes we all agree, thank-you Ann for shinning your

light so bright, hugs hope3
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Old 03-20-2007, 02:11 PM
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Credit goes to Ralph Marsden Jr. He writes these, I just find them and bring them here to share. I too am inspired by his words, and find posting them a great way to begin my day.
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Thank You Ann For Finding Them. I Have Enjoyed Them Last Week And This Week. Thank You For Helping Me To See Things In A Different Perspective.
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Thank you for that- I think about acceptance a lot. When we are upset it is because some person, place or situation isn't to our liking. We have to accept what is, and know things around us are happening just as they should at that exact moment. Often it isn't the person, place or situation that needs to be changed, it is ourself. **Totally misquoted, but the thought is from the AA Big Book.
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"And acceptance is the answer to all of my problems today."
Bill Wilson

"And we have ceased fighting anything or anyone, even

alcohol". ---Bill Wilson

Thank you Bill, thank you Ralph Marsden Jr., and always,

thank you Ann.

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It's O.K. Tam Tam.

You did not get the letter of the letter exatly right, but you

got the spirit of the letter perfect.


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Old 03-25-2007, 08:32 PM
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Acceptance, to me, means allowing myself to see things as they really are and not the way I wish they could be. Sometimes I get stuck in wishful thinking and then it takes a long time for me to find a the peace and serenity I seek.

Acceptance isn't always ease.

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