There are times when you must say I accept – as it is. It does not matter what you nod your agreement of acceptance to, the pivot is that you simply accept. No valuation. No evaluation. No nothing, only acceptance.

Acceptance, really of ALL things, is the staff of a happy, serene life. Grant yourself permission to accept the things you can or cannot change. The Serenity Prayer by Reinhold Niebuhr asks us to live one day at a time, to enjoy one moment at a time and to accept hardships as the pathway to peace.

Take a moment to reflect on all of the words in The Serenity Prayer as part of your active acceptance today and you will find that your perception of the world around you will likely be more peaceful and serene today, and you will find too that you cannot help but view your own circumstances from a calm, rational perspective.

Serene acceptance will serve you well anytime that emotionally charged aspects of your survival, such as health struggles, finances and family or employment or any other obstacle comes into your space of mind. Acceptance of all things, especially when tested by difficult situations and circumstance, will powerfully influence or direct your choice to live assured of inner happiness.

With inviolable acceptance your response to frenetic discord or confusion will mean that you will likely stay in a peaceful, rational zone. Your down to earth acceptance will provide you with the peace of mind you need to think carefully about the many real truths that are available to support you.

If you stay peaceful and serene as you climb every obstacle, when your heightened emotions debase your true presence of calmness today, you will easily find that you can chart a practical response and course of action that best suits the outcome you need more directly.

Adopting acceptance ensures that our ability to judge our options is not disturbed by the intensity of emotion one experiences when coping with the obstacles that come into our lives. Obstacles are inevitable; they are part of our DNA makeup (quoted from the book Climb Every Obstacle: Eliminate Your Limits!). But, exercising the control of peaceful, total acceptance allows you to respond to the natural feelings of fear, anger, disgust, with reasonable, fact-based rationality.

Consequently, because of acceptance of all things and situations you will more readily instinctively examine the best way to proceed and be at peace. Your inner happiness will be quickly restored as you begin to relate present circumstances to your ability to control the influences of choices that will affect your future.

Today your choice is to maintain acceptance that will govern your serenity now in the present and in the future, regardless of the state of or duration of chaotic upheavals.

Choose acceptance. Live one day at a time. Enjoy one moment at a time. Accept that temporary hardship is a pathway to peace; acceptance is a blessing in disguise that teaches us to have more inner happiness, faith and confidence.

Author's Bio: 

Anita Jefferson ( practices acceptance. She has found a rich golden path to inner peace and happiness in spite of obstacles.