One of three aspects contained in the Law of Least Effort is Acceptance. We made a card for each aspect. On the Acceptance card is written:
“I will practice Acceptance. Today I will accept people, situations, circumstances, and events as they occur. I will know that this moment is as it should be, because the whole universe is as it should be. I will not struggle against the whole universe by struggling against this moment. My acceptance is total and complete. I accept things as they are in this moment, not as I wish they were.”
This practice of Acceptance has been, and at times continues to be, a challenge for me. I get an idea in advance of how some event should proceed, or how I want it to go, and then when things go “off script” then I begin to feel frustration. Instead of accepting, I start trying hard to fix the situation and make things worse. Instead of accepting, I am resisting.
A wonderful book on this subject (which I will soon revisit) is Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach. I’m grateful for the re-introduction of the Law of Least Effort this week, particularly with the focus on Acceptance.