Accepting What Is

By | February 8, 2016

Once we can start accepting what is, life gets easier as it is sort of like baggage that we have been carrying around.letting go

To accept what is we need to look at all the areas of our lives and just start accepting that it’s just the way it is. It does not mean we have to like how things are. Far from it. We just accept them because that is just the way it is.

Once you start looking at different areas of your life , your past will come into play. Remember this, the negative things in your past have nothing more to teach you, except to know never to repeat the same thing again. It has happened, it is done. You can’t change it, so you just accept it.

When you do this with every area of your life , you are basically letting it go. It no longer serves any purpose in your life.

Let’s say you need more money in your life. You would look at the situation around money and just accept that you don’t have enough money for whatever you need or want. It does not mean you like the situation. It means that you have let the thought of it go. So when the thought is gone, you no longer are carrying around that negative thought.

Somethings will be easier to accept then others. Now suppose that a year ago you lost your job and things got harder for you and you became depressed and then you lost your house. You now would need to accept that and let it go. But it could be hard as you are still blaming yourself. The way to do this is to know that the past is just that. You can not change it. it has already happened. Nothing you do will ever make it any different, so do you think that by continuing to blame yourself is helping you? Is it possible that by continuing to think about it you are keeping yourself from moving forward?

Just keep asking yourself questions until you can finally just accept it and let it go. You may not be able to let certain things go on one try. That is okay. Just keep coming back to it. You will eventually be able to accept it.

You will continue to accept things until there is nothing left to accept. Don’t hurry this, as this is a very important step to getting closer to your true desires.

You see , the law of attraction is all about energy, vibrating energy to be more precise. So our thoughts send out the vibrating energy to the energyuniverse. Vibrations attract like vibrations. So if we are sending out all these vibrations (thoughts) of what we don’t want in our lives, guess what we are getting back? Yup, more of what we don’t want.

So all the things that we are hanging on to are actually blockages to what we do want. Everything we let go of , makes room for a good vibration to take its place.

Now do you agree that a good place to start is by just accepting and letting go?

Let go of everything and change those thoughts of not enough and wanting, to positive outcomes for yourself.

Your life on the outside is created by your thoughts on the inside. So start by spending more time on the inside and life on the outside will automatically start to change.

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28 thoughts on “Accepting What Is

  1. Evan

    This is an awesome post!

    I have realized that I once I started to accept the harsh realities of life and letting them go, I was able to grow in so many areas of my life.

    Now I am constantly accomplishing the things that I want to do.

    Once again, great post, keep ’em coming!

    1. Gloria

      Hi Evan,

      I’m so glad to here this. Accepting what is and letting go really helps us by releasing the negative things and letting in the positive one.

  2. Matthew

    Truly beautiful article, couldn’t agree with this more. By accepting those things we cannot change we automatically start letting go, I feel like when i let go more things seem to come to me as i am no longer resisting.
    Keep up the great work and keep spreading the positivity. Many people need to read your article believe me

    1. Gloria

      Hi Matthew,

      you are so correct, when we let go of things we no longer need, positive changes start to happen. I wrote this article to help people understand that there is more than what they are living at the moment and It is something everyone can accomplish.

  3. Riaz Shah

    Hey Gloria,
    I love your post on the law of attraction, I’ve heard so much about it but never knew what its all about. Accepting is something very hard for me as I am a pessimist.

    I blame myself for everything and I know that it is a heavy burden to carry as sometimes it does get a little depressing for me and I find it very hard to move on.

    I’ll definitely try your advice on asking myself questions till I let go. Very useful tip once again, thank you for sharing this. It’s what I needed to move on.

    1. Gloria

      Hi Riaz,

      You are not alone. There are so many people carrying around lots of baggage that they don’t need to. I’m glad you are going to try and get rid of it. Once you do, you will see a big difference in the way you feel.

  4. AJ

    Hey this is a great post!

    I think most people have realized that once you start to accept the harsh realities of life and what comes with it and letting things go, I know many people that grew in so many areas of their lives.

    Once again, great post, keep up the great work
    AJ

    1. Gloria

      Hi AJ,

      Most people don’t understand that by letting go of things that no longer hold value to them , then they can start moving in the right directions without all the negative stuff that they don’t need. Life becomes more enjoyable. Of course this is only a part of the process to getting the life you want.

  5. Bob Lynch

    Hi Gloria,

    I enjoyed reading what you wrote.

    As someone who has been involved with 12 step fellowships for many years, I detect several parallels in your writing.

    I once read a book titled “Loving What Is”, which is very similar to what you’ve written.

    My definition of love is based largely on acceptance. I see many parallels there as well.

    Good job.

    Bob

    1. Gloria

      Hi Bob,

      Thanks for the comment. I have never heard of the 12 step fellowships or the book Loving what is. I will check them out. I would be interested to read them. Acceptance is such a great place to be.

  6. Joon

    I’m a big fan of the law of attraction but also very interested in Echart Tolle’s teachings. But sometimes I feel like these two may have similarities but also clash in a way.
    For me letting go seems easier said than done. Although, I have gotten better at it over time, but still it can be very challenging. I think I became better at it through some experiences I encountered. But to practice it everyday, I was never good at it. I think I just got better at it by accident through different experiences I had.

    So my question is to practice letting go, is there a specific technique that you utilize? Like affirmation? Or meditation? Or what made you get better at it?

  7. Barb

    I love this article! Funny how something so simple as “letting it go” has to be pointed out to us in order to see that it’s really that easy to set yourself free from all that negative energy we keep stored up in our heads. And, I’m a true believer in ditching the negative thoughts and setting intentions with positive ones in their place. Thank you for sharing and putting it out there in a way we can all relate to and “get”. Be well.

    1. Gloria

      Hi Barb, Thanks for the comment. Yes, it is a simple concept, however, you are not alone in not seeing it for yourself. We all are so busy in our day to day lives that we often don’t stop long enough to see how we are really feeling.

  8. Alyssa

    Hi Gloria,
    This is perhaps one of the well written articles I’ve ever read on the topic of acceptance and how to do it. It’s a timely reminder as I start the work week again in an ever changing environment that causes us a lot of stress. It’s the perfect antidote to how angry I feel sometimes when I read the news. Accepting doesn’t mean anything other than letting it go. It’s not passive. It’s the starting place for and the most active thing we can do to effect true change from within. Awesome article.
    Thanks!
    Alyssa

    1. Gloria Post author

      Hi Alyssa,
      I’m pleased that you like the article. And yes, when you accept something, you are just letting go. Most people think to accept something you have to like it. Accepting is just a way of releasing what is not helping you so that you can have clearer thinking and feel so much better.

  9. Anouar

    Hi Gloria,
    I’ve just found your website and I liked so much these posts, it is written with simple language that give a clear understanding how the mind works and how use mind power to create the desired life. But I wanna know did Andy Shaw the founder of A Bug Free Mind inspires you or did u ever read his posts? because you both teach great and similar stuff 🙂
    Anyway thank you for your posts and keep up the good work.
    Best wishes,
    Anouar

    1. Gloria Post author

      Hi Anouar,
      I am glad you enjoyed reading my posts. I have been greatly inspired by several people and yes, Andy Shaw is one of them. He is such a great teacher. I have both of his books and belong to the community. Anyone who wants to be able to move beyond where they are to achieve their dreams, I highly recommend creatingaclutterfreemind.com/successthinking

  10. Michel

    You are so right. Too many of us just accept things the way they are, instead of trying to change them. I guess it is hard to break out of old habits.

    We all need to start challenging ourselves more and stop accepting things the way they are, especially if we are not happy with them. Starting right now and not tomorrow.

    1. Gloria

      Hi Michel,

      Thanks for your comment.

      if we want to be happy, which is what we all want, we need to start realizing that we can do something about it. Most people who are unhappy feel stuck and they need to know that it is because they are repeating the same patterns over and over.

  11. Ilyssa

    This is great-and something I have been working on. I am doing okay letting things go for myself but where I struggle is that is with other people in my life that I love and they have their own pasts and things they have not worked past. And those things impact me and I want to help them get past these things. But of course I can’t. Lots of growth opportunities : )

    1. Gloria

      Hi Ilyssa,

      You are right, you can not help anyone who is not ready. But you can just accept them the way they are. If you are resisting what they are doing or saying then you are not accepting. You do not have to agree with them just accept the fact that that is the way they are.

  12. Maja

    Awesome article! Accepting what is is truly the key to happiness. And it is not as hard as it may seem. I’m actually reading the first Andy Shaw’s book “Creating a bug free mind” and, in my opinion, this is the best personal development book I’ve ever read. The constant applying of the methods that Andy Shaw suggests really changed my life so I would recommend it to everybody.

    1. Gloria

      Hi Maja,

      I am so glad to here you are reading Andy Shaw’s book. Creating a bug free mind. It is the best book I have ever read too. You are right about accepting it is not that hard unless you make it that way.

  13. Anna

    Hi Gloria,

    What a fantastic article this is! You know, this is an area that is difficult for me as I am very hard on myself for past mistakes.

    Now I’m learning to do exactly what you talked about. It is the only way to be able to move forward and make room for good things to come back into my life.

    We must learn to forgive ourselves, no one is perfect. Mistakes turn into valuable lessons and they serve their purpose, we just have to figure out what that is and do our best not to repeat them.

    Thank you for the wonderful advice!!

    Many blessings,

    Anna

    1. Gloria

      Thanks for the comment Anna. Accepting things can sometimes be a challenge, even when we want to. But you are right, the only way to move on is to just accept what is.

  14. Joana

    Hi Gloria,
    Very good post! Spot on with saying ‘letting it go’. Because that creates room for something new to come in. Just sometimes we do not even realise how we become ‘prisoners’ of our own thinking. Constantly replaying that Negative Chatter in our Mind. So being aware of what we are thinking is probably a very first step towards accepting ‘what is..’ Do you have any advice to people on ‘how to become aware of our own thoughts?’ As i do not think that we want to have negative thoughts, it just happens because our mind is on autopilot sort of.

    1. Gloria

      Hi Joana,

      your are exactly right. We do create room for something new to come. You asked if I have advice on how to be aware of our thoughts. My advice is to just start reliving a good memory in your mind for 15 to 20 seconds at a time. This is practice that starts to make you aware of your thoughts over a short period of time. I highly recommend the book Creating A Bug Free Mind as it will walk you through a total process of getting your mind clutter free and knowing how to think, so you can create the life you want.

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