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The Power of Acceptance

Discussion in 'Mahusiano, mapenzi, urafiki' started by Anthony Lawrence, Oct 23, 2012.

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    Anthony Lawrence JF-Expert Member

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    The Power of Acceptance
    When someone is doing something or is about to do something, in a way we don't want it to be done and when we are not able to accept it, we become angry.

    However, when someone is doing something or is about to do something, in a way we don't want it to be done “and we are able to accept it “ We remain tolerant.

    When someone has something which we don't have, or someone is able to produce the results which we are not able to produce “and we are not able to accept it “ we become jealous.

    When someone has something, which we do not have or someone is able to produce the results, which we are not able to produce and we are able to accept it we get inspired.

    When someone is present in our thoughts, but if not physically present and we are not able to accept it “
    We say 'I am missing you'.

    When someone is present in our thoughts, but not physically present “and we are able to accept it “
    We say 'I am thinking of you'.

    Then the emotional equation is quite simple.

    Something + Acceptance = Positive Emotion
    Something + Non Acceptance = Negative Emotion

    So, it is not 'Something' or 'someone' that is making us feel positive or negative, but it is our 'acceptance' or 'non acceptance' of something or someone, which is making us feel positive or negative.

    It isn't the world but the quality of our response to the world (acceptance or non-acceptance) that determines the quality of our emotions.

    Next time we feel disturbed with a negative emotion, instead of asking who or what is disturbing us, we will examine who or what we are resisting (not accepting) that is causing this disturbance in us.

    We will replace resistance (non-acceptance) with acceptance, and the negative emotion will turn into a positive one.

    Emotional management begins when we stop blaming that 'something' or 'someone' and start
    taking the responsibility to respond to life with 'acceptance'.

     
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    mayenga JF-Expert Member

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    Thanks!
     
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