Everything is as it should be!

Recently, I’ve been getting used to the idea of accepting every moment as it is. It might not be how I want it to be, but it is as it should be, based on what has happened before.

We all know the idea of cause and effect – if certain things happen, then certain results will occur. So, if you close your eyes, you will not be able to see what is front of you. If I drink a whole jug of water, I will go to the toilet in the near future. Nothing radical here so far. The universe is based on principles like this. There is order to the universe, rules and laws.

By choosing to accept the moment, we align ourselves with the Universe. As Deepak Chopra puts it in “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success”:

When you struggle against this moment, you’re actually struggling against the entire universe. Instead, you can make the decision that today you will not struggle against the whole universe by struggling against this moment. This means that your acceptance of this moment is total and complete. You accept things as they are and not as you wish they were in this moment. This is important to understand. You can wish for things in the future to be different, but in this moment you have to accept things as they are” – p. 57-58

I find that by taking this approach, I avoid many negative feelings that would normally occur if I instinctively judged the moment. No-one can force me to feel bad about something. I am in control of how I will responds to most events or situations. By accepting the moment as it is and not judging it, I am freeing myself to choose my response to that moment. I empower myself to take control of my emotions and my feelings rather than other people or situations controlling them.

Accepting the moment also helps me to conserve my energy. When react negatively to something someone says to me, my reaction uses up some of my energy, in a negative way. It also puts out negative energy to the person I am speaking to. This in turns pushes me away from that person, it puts up a barrier between us and prevents us form being able to connect with each other. I’ve recently learned that this is how arguments occur. Each person reacts to other’s reaction and eventually, all lines of connection and empathy are blocked.

I’ve been practising this approach for a short while now, and I’m finding that I experience much less angst and frustration, etc. I’m also feeling much more empathy with people around me, more of a connection with them. I definitely recommend it to everyone!

Recommended resources:

Deepak Chopra on The Law of Least Effort

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People [Habit 1: Be Proactive]
Stephen Covey

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
Deepak Chopra

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