In some ways my life is very much the way I want it, and people tell me they're envious. I have little responsibility, only work a few hours a week, have lots of alone time, and pretty much am queen if my little Universe.
On the other hand, what they don't see is that I make very little money, have dreams that seem out of my reach because of that, and get disappointed and frustrated because I don't know how to fulfill them. Plus despite loving my alone time, there are times I get lonely and wish I had company.
Two sides to every coin huh?
Anyway, the last few days I've been thinking about acceptance. Accepting what is and coming to terms with "maybe that's all there is ever going to be."
Made me extremely sad at first but the more I came to terms with it the more peace I found, until now (and for the last couple days) I've been living in a state of profound peace and happiness.
Yes there are things I want. But my world won't collapse if I don't get them.
There are places I want to see but I won't live in misery if I don't see them.
There are people I care about and wish I were closer to but I won't live a life of loneliness and despair if they don't care about me in return.
I wish I had money to do certain things but if it never appears then life will be ok.
I'd love to be a lot thinner and healthier but if it doesn't happen I'll still be me and keep doing what I'm doing and having fun with life.
And on and on.....
By accepting what is it doesn't mean I'm giving up on my dreams. It means I'm ok with where I'm at as I reach for more.
That puts the point of power in the present. Very important.
Find peace and happiness where you are, right now, and from that platform step forward into ever greater adventures.
Ahhhhhh acceptance..... such a sweet place to be :)