I have been thinking about the ability to admit not knowing.
It’s so easy to think you have it all figured out, in your 20’s…
But this year humbled me and caused me to ask myself: is life a marathon or a race? And was I able to endure difficult circumstances that would become clear over time? I had to learn true acceptance and accept that I could not have everything under my control and that I did not have the answers to everything.
“There are two ways out of a problem: accept what’s happening, see the positive, and choose a peaceful state of mind; or fight against it, be miserable, and struggle against the universe”(tinybuddha.com)
Practice letting go…
Acceptance helps you cope with problems in life such as anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorders, trauma and substance abuse. It heavily involves mindfulness which is the mental state of awareness, openness and focus.
In my last post I spoke about delayed gratification and this is related to practicing acceptance because it contributes to a sense of wellbeing.
I believe we all have a plan and that everything that happens in your life, happens for a reason. It will take time to make sense of things. But you have to trust that. So if and when people ask because they are concerned or just plain ol’ nosey, you really do not have to come up with an answer. Sometimes its easier to admit you do not have all the answers to life. And ironically, that is the best answer.
Mistakes are a part of life and truly that is the best teacher. Criticism is everywhere but you have to fight to be positive and remind yourself that you are just human. Letting go of your inner critical voice will bring you so much peace!