Life comes at you hard and fast sometimes. Often it’s tough to not take a defensive stance towards the constant borage of moment to moment life. When you get jaded by the impossibility of saying no to life, and you really don’t feel like saying yes, remember there is always another option.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve looked at my life and said, “Why? I don’t want this, I didn’t ask for this, and nothing can make me like it!” Doesn’t stop it from being true, and since there’s no rule saying I have to like it, there’s only one other route. Be OK with it.
The baby is screaming, the dog just pissed on the floor, and the two year old is in emotional turmoil over lunch options. Now I can’t instantly make everything right, and I certainly don’t like the predicament, but if I breath and focus, I can find acceptance for it.
“Great! Brett’s telling me it’s ok to roll over and let life happen. What a load off!” Well not exactly, but I am suggesting you remove the strain by refraining from fighting what is.
Faced with a life or death situation, some people might freeze, but I think most find acceptance and optional escape routes rather quickly. Even in sports, the coach doesn’t say to the team, “Alright, just sit down for the next play, we’re finished.” He says, “Ok we’re down nine points with ten seconds on the clock. We’re going to foul the hell out em, make faces while they shank all their free throws and sink three full court shots. Let’s go!” Irrational optimism aside, situations like these demand immediate acceptance, and are hence approached with clarity and little to no resistance. Bringing this sober matter-a-fact attitude to everyday struggles can dramatically reduce the “drama” associated with the problems we would otherwise want to resist.
Accepting life as it is lends the quickest assistance to living your day like you want. This is not a forfeit of action, merely a mindset of allowing that leads to more living and less worrying. Try it out, and if you have any thoughts on the matter, pipe up and share with the community. Thanks gang,