Midlife Women in the age of Miracles Learning to Accept What is
A number of years ago, I read a book by Daryl Rutherford’s entitled, Why aren’t you rich? Riches doesn’t just apply to money. One of the key messages of this book is found in his 2nd principle –
We cannot receive what we cannot accept.
At no time is that more true than as we age. As a midlife woman, I have the choice to either deny where I am at (read that decline), or accept it and become truly who I was always meant to be. acim author This is truly the age of miracles, a time to let go of all judgments of ourselves and what is. Learning to accept what is is essential to being happy.
A friend of mine, Deborah, helped me to interpret that even further by telling me how she has begun to practice acceptance – acceptance of other people as they are – as well as acceptance of everything that comes into our lives…
How often does someone offer to do something for you and you say, No, that’s okay – I can do that?
Instead of saying THANK YOU….
Or someone does something WE don’t like – they’re really giving us a gift – because it can help us to see something in OURSELVES that we really want different… and so, they support our spiritual growth – Again, we can be saying THANK YOU instead of looking to blame.
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