“Today I will accept people, situations, and events as they occur. This means I will know that this moment is as it should be, because the whole universe is as it should be.” ~Deepak Chopra

December 3rd, 2012

Sometimes it’s hard to think that everything is as it should be, especially when it doesn’t feel very good.  We think: how is it possible that this was supposed to happen?!

But we remember that change is ultimately positive as it leads to growth.  Childbirth is physically painful, but look at the end result. Education or learning a new skill can be mentally taxing, but look at the end result.  A major life crisis beyond our control can be a painful struggle, but look at how we are shaped by it.  We are forced out of the routine and into a pin-pointed focus of survival of some kind.

We can learn to accept each new situation as something that was supposed to happen.  This does not mean, of course, that we lie down and allow it if we see a way to make things better.  Accepting life as it is does not mean becoming a martyr.  It does mean not struggling against it in the moment.  We can then pause, breathe, and from that non-resistant stance, decide what our response will be.  If it is beyond our control, we can choose to go with it and let it be, to let it find its own outcome.  But if we can affect a change for the better, we can accept what happened and then make our move…or not.

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