“I am where I am.”
So many spiritual teachers will speak of the importance of accepting what is and not struggling with life or the present moment. I could kind of see how that made sense, but I had a hard time reconciling that with one of the keys of creating your own reality: feeling as if you already have what you want in order to create the reality you want. I was a bit confused as to how I was supposed to accept what is and be the change I wanted to bring about.
Well, I recently realized that there are two types of accepting, and I was doing the wrong one. 🙂
What I have been doing for the majority of my life is the “this is how it is and shall always be” type of accepting. I would look around and cement how circumstances, situations, and people were in the moment, making it into some unalterable fact. I resigned myself to it. It took me a while to realize that I was doing this.
What spiritual teachers talk about, however, is the “this is how it is right now” type of accepting. Instead of using your energy to fight against the present, accept that this is where you are at the moment, and then channel your energy into where you want to go.
It’s the difference between seeing a current circumstance as something that you have to push and kick against to bring about change and seeing it simply as your starting point, a short stop along your path to what you want.