Affirmation: I accept the things I cannot change and change the things I can. I walk through whatever obstacles and challenges stand on my path with determination, confidence, perseverance and patience.
“When we are faced with a very difficult situation we have a choice: we can either be resentful, and try to find somebody or something to blame for the hardships, or we can face the challenge and grow.
The flower shows us the way, as its passion for life leads it out of the darkness and into the light. There is no point fighting against the challenges of life, or trying to avoid or deny them. They are there, and if the seed is to become the flower we must go through them. Be courageous enough to grow into the flower you are meant to be.
The seed cannot know what is going to happen, the seed has never known the flower. And the seed cannot even believe that he has the potentiality to become a beautiful flower. Long is the journey, and it is always safer not to go on that journey because unknown is the path, nothing is guaranteed.
Nothing can be guaranteed. Thousand and one are the hazards of the journey, many are the pitfalls – and the seed is secure, hidden inside a hard core. But the seed tries, it makes an effort; it drops the hard shell which is its security, it starts moving. Immediately the fight starts: the struggle with the soil, with the stones, with the rocks. And the seed was very hard and the sprout will be very, very soft and dangers will be many.
There is no danger for the seed, the seed could have survived for millennia, but for the sprout many are the dangers. But the sprout starts towards the source of light, not knowing where, not knowing why. Great is the cross to be carried, but a dream possesses the seed and the seed moves.” – from Osho card “Courage”.
Have the courage to accept the things we cannot change; have the courage to change the things we can; have the courage to face our fears and to walk through whatever obstacles and challenges stand in our path; have the courage to open our heart to total acceptance. No matter how hopeless and helpless we may feel; no matter how scared we may be, no matter how difficult and challenging the circumstances we encounter, no matter how beaten down we may have, and no matter how far we may have fallen, we need to summon the strength to allow ourselves to endure the process of feeling the pain, crying, being angry, being depressed and being vulnerable. This process is inevitable, because we are human and none of us are immune from the process. Denying, avoiding, pretending or repressing only creates more suffering, it eventually will backfire on us one way or another through mental, emotional or physical pain. Furthermore, after we have gone through the process, we then must have the courage to not give up. We need to pull ourselves up to live and to continually pursue the dream of our heart. With determination, patience and perseverance, slowly but surely, we will come out of it with much more confidence, understanding, strength, wisdom and pride in ourselves. Time supports us and Time heals us!
This affirmation of accepting and embracing change is designed to assist each of us to have the courage to face fear and to go with the change. By saying the affirmation, each of us can start to make the change. You can repeat the affirmation as many times as you want. The more you say it, the more positive change you can manifest in your life.
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