Here are seven suggestions to help us bring unconditional love into the moment. When we practice expressing acceptance, we are able to release stress. I urge you to view these statements as suggestions, and I encourage you to revise or build on these ideas as they apply to your personal adventure of life.
SEVEN SUGGESTIONS FOR LIVING IN ACCEPTANCE
- Accept that making judgment comes as naturally as breathing.
Judgment is not something bad, and we needn’t be ashamed of using our judgment. Applying judgment enables us to make choices and define who we are and what is best for us individually and collectively. Judgment is necessary for the implementation of our intuition. Our power to judge is useful, and we need to trust it.
- Be aware of behavior or language that is upsetting to you personally.
When you observe a behavior in yourself or another that upsets you, pay close attention. This is the teachable moment. There is a reason for your reaction and you will find it rooted in your beliefs. Did the action offend your sense of justice? Did it challenge your judgment of moral conduct? Did this incident occur to signal that it is time to examine your belief(s).
- Remember that you can only judge yourself.
We cannot judge another. All judgment is self-judgment. We reap as we sow – this is a law of nature. There are no exceptions to the perfect function of this rule. When we dispense judgment, imagine looking in the mirror. For we are surely judging the reflection of our own life.
- Accept that humans are not omniscient beings.
There are unseen influences at play in the life of every person. Each soul is carrying out actions that have purpose within the whole self. Accept and make room for reasons driving behavior that are beyond our conscious awareness. Give yourself and others the benefit of grace – we do not know everything. Accept that our interpretation of events reflects our own ideology – not some absolute truth. It is not our personal responsibility to know what is best for everyone.
- Appreciate diversity.
Accept that life would lack adventure if we were all the same. If we all held the same ideals and ideas, challenges to our growth would soon vanish. What if we all practiced the same religion and shared the same politics? What if we were all the same color and held one code of conduct? What if there was only one culture? Monotonous, I say! Diversity is stimulating. This is my opinion. What do you think? Diversity values disagreement.
- Apply unconditional love.
When you catch yourself implementing judgment, remember to apply love that supersedes all conditions. Be gentle with yourself. While we accept that it is natural to make judgments, take a moment to be compassionate with ourselves and others. Pause to examine the beliefs that are at the root of the judgment. Remember that our judgment defines who we are and is a reflection of our reality projected outward. Accept that people, society, and nature produce perfect flaws.
- Remember – I AM THAT, TOO.
There is nothing OUT THERE – everything that appears outside of Self is truly IN HERE. Knowing this fact, we accept that there isn’t anything being done or said that we have not done or said during our infinite and eternal journey. There is only one being here, and that being is All That Is. There is nothing that we can do or say that can separate us from the One.
These suggestions are offered with love. This is far from a complete guide on this topic. I invite you to share your thoughts on this subject. I want to learn about your practices and methods that connect you to unconditional love. All ideas are welcome. I love you.