As we begin a year of great uncertainty, and for many, great fear and anxiety, it is important to consider what we can do to bring greater peace and serenity into our lives and those we love. For me, that begins with striving to accept people as they are and life as it is—and importantly, to do so without anger or resentment. As I’ve done in the past, formulating acceptance intentions helps me considerably in practicing acceptance.
I am presently writing a new book titled The Blessings of Acceptance. Next month you will be able to download the first two chapters at no cost from this blog and from my main web site. Below are a some acceptance intentions from the book related to accepting our loved ones, children, and parents.
In 2017, I intend to:
“Be grateful for all the nice things my loved one does for me”
“Accept my loved one’s personal choices”
“Not judge or criticize my loved one”
“Listen attentively to my children”
“Address the fears I have regarding my children”
“Recognize that my way is not the only way for my children”
“Accept my parents’ limitations”
“Recognize all the “good” I received from my parents”
“Honor my mother and father”
“Let go of trying to control others” and,
“Recognize that acceptance is fundamentally a choice”
What are your acceptance intentions for 2017? I encourage you to formulate your own—and please share them with me and others in the comment section of this post.
Here’s wishing you,
Greater Serenity in 2017!
And remember to,
Let It Go– and Accept What Is!
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