Acceptance of What is vs. Changing What You Don’t Like.
Ever learned how to surf? Surfers will tell you it’s about being patient and accepting the ocean just as she is. You have to be present to the moment if you are to be ready.
To ride the next wave as it changes energy and crashes to the shore you have to be open to accept what it is, as it is.
Today we are looking at how to use self regulation to bring acceptance to the moment you are in, not the one you wish was happening.
Many people I see in my office are able to regulate themselves when things are going good. When things get challenging however … many struggle to maintain practices that keep them focused on what is working.
Many ask me how they are supposed to maintain hope when things are hard.
It is a tricky dance between acceptance of what is and awareness of what is not wanted. Holding this paradigm in balance can help make sure you are focused on what is working and what needs to be changed. This can be a tough balance to find and relies on maintaining enough self regulation to help yourself be present to what is, just as it is…