Saturday, January 15, 2011

Accept


All through the night the word "Accept" kept going through my mind.

Over and over - Accept

Accept that everything is constantly changing and nothing remains the same.

An awesome sunset last night.

Accepting means you allow yourself to feel whatever it is you are feeling at that moment. It is sort of the is-ness of the NOW. You can't argue with what is.

Well, you can, but if you do, you will suffer.

~~Eckhart Tolle~~

17 comments:

Tabor said...

I think that the hardest thing for me as I age is accepting continual change. I adapt an adjust and then find I must do it again later!!

One Woman's Journey said...

Tabor - yes, it is adapt, adjust and then over and over. Accept - is the answer:) Have a good day my early morning friend ...

Aisling said...

What a beautiful sunset. I hope you wake up today feeling well and positive.

Winter is in full force here in the north! We woke to several more inches of snow on the ground.

the wild magnolia said...

The sunset is stunning!

Learning to accept, where we begin, in the process of moving on and growth!

Good post!

Wishing you a warm and cozy day.

Blessings!

Beverly said...

The only thing constant is change.....
I love the sunset....

One Woman's Journey said...

Asling - I miss your sharing :( thank you for visiting me.
WM - you are so right, Beverly, thanks for visiting...

Aisling said...

I have started a new blog! Not much there yet, but I would love it if you came by to visit!

http://quietweather.blogspot.com

hugs,
Aisling

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Dear friend,

I think what you did, chose to live smaller and simpler, was the wise thing. Even though we moved to a smaller home, well, I still think about going even smaller. Just patios with potted plants, and lots of sunshine.

Our new/old kitchen isn't big by the standards of fancy modern homes, but it fits us like a garden glove and we love it for now. But if need be, I know I can move again, trim, pinch back, and try to look toward the good in everything.

I've gone through lots of changes in the past five years-this move to this home was one of them. It has taken me a long, long time to give up my old cottage in the woods. I still dream about it, but those days are behind me now.

Sending love and the scent of herbs (which I've been working in all day long),

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

P.S. I think that expectations are deadly. I have stopped having expectations and just try to accept things as a gift.

mermaid said...

Your spirit shines in that sunset and with each sunrise. You accept what you can, and when you cannot, you accept even this.

Cape Cod Kitty said...

Such a good word.....it seems a constant in my days to accept and not try to manipulate what is, whether it is my thinking, my actions, the actions of others.

Beautiful sky photo. We left home at 3 this morning to drive to NJ and we made a stop for a break at dawn and the sky was just like your photo. So pink.

Sky said...

i enjoy eckhart tolle. great post! sunsets are such a lovely gift of nature, always changing, so many splashes of color.

judemiller1 said...

I sometimes fear is I accept I will just give up. My resolution is not to worry about things I have no control over--perhaps that is my acceptance.

-teri said...

You found time to accept the lovely colors of the sunset...

One Woman's Journey said...

Aisling, I will be there. Sharon, I think sometimes I am your twin :)
I am alreay placing my pots of herbs on the terrace and spreading mulch. Mermaid, Marcia :) Sky, understand all you share. My condition came on with a vengance and at the moment has almost made an exit. Judy, I surely understand and -teri, thank you and all for visiting the woods.

Sharon said...

Gorgeous sunset.

I am in the process of watching Eckhart Tolle's "New Earth" lessons with Oprah, which are still available online. His book "The Power of Now" has been one of the most important books in my life. The lesson of accepting "what is" comes again and again.

Deborah Carr said...

Your orchid and sunset photos are lovely. Witnessing a vibrant sunrise or sunset or the beauty of a rare flower just brings me to my knees. (Alas, my orchid has never bloomed.)

I think acceptance is a sign of wisdom achieved. I accept I am not a master orchid grower, so I enjoy it for its foliage. :-)

One Woman's Journey said...

Sharon and Deborah, thanks for visiting. Raining this early morning in Tennessee...