“Weren’t you ever afraid to grow old? I asked.
I embrace aging. You know what that reflects? Unsatisfied lives. Unfulfilled lives. Lives that haven’t found meaning. Because If you’ve found meaning in your life, you don’t want to go back. You want to go forward. You want to see more and do more.” – (Tuesday with Morrie by Mitch Albom.)
Why is it really hard for us to move forward? Are we missing the experiences that we had before? Or is it really that we haven’t fulfilled our lives. That we were not satisfied with our lives? That we want to do it again? That we want to undo everything we have done because we think we did it wrong and we have to do it again to make it right? But how would we know if it was wrong or right? Or do we really know what is right and what is wrong?
We should know something. We know something. We know what is right and what is wrong. We just can’t accept it. Accept the fact that we did the right thing to do but turns out to be wronged and we do wrong things but it feels right to us.
Acceptance – the willingness to tolerate a difficult situation.
“Of course there is no formula for success except, perhaps, an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.” ~Arthur Rubinstein.
Maybe it’s about time to embrace everything that has happened to our lives. It’s about time to embrace aging, adulthood and maturity. . We have to learn that …
“Part of the real beauty of life is that it’s unpredictable. Nothing is permanent, everything changes; and of course, a lot of things can happen that will transform who you are and have an impact on your life. The problem is that we need to cultivate the ability to truly accept whatever comes and embrace it.” – (The Power of Acceptance: Stop Resisting and Find Lesson By Anonymous)
At this moment on this day forward, we have to make a choice not an easy one but not impossible either; the choice to accept fully with all our hearts.
“Yes, acceptance is a choice—a hard one most definitely, but a choice nonetheless.” – (The Power of Acceptance: Stop Resisting and Find Lesson By Anonymous).
We have to move forward to learn new things, to experience new things, to see more and to do more. 🙂
PS: Two principles for a happy life:
- Use things, not people.
- Love people, not things.