ACCEPTANCE – APARIGRAHA

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“Acceptance
in human psychology is a person’s assent to the reality of a situation, recognizing a process or condition (often a negative or uncomfortable situation) without attempting to change it or protest it. The concept is close in meaning to acquiescence, derived from the Latin acquiēscere (to find rest in). Wikipedia › wiki › Acceptance”

Non-Possessiveness: Let Go of What Keeps You From Moving Forward. Aparigraha (non-possessiveness), the fifth of the five yamas (restraints) described in the Yoga Sutra, counsels us to travel life lightly—literally, not to hoard or hold onto objects (pari means “things,” and graha“to grasp”).

Twelve step programs stress acceptance. Until we accept things as the way they are, we find no serenity.

“Discontentment is the illusion that there can be something else in the moment. There isn’t and there can’t be. The moment is complete.” Adele.

Practicing APARIGRAHA -Letting go of what no longer serves me may be the key to accepting my life in it’s entirety today. For example…. should I accept a position offered today that I sought after 17 years ago? Should I donate those size 10 jeans that boldly laugh at me when I open my closet door? Can I find peace missing all my loved ones who have passed onto the spirit world? Can I find joy in the mundane? Or find my breath in a pose? Can I accept everything about my life, everything about me, and enjoy the moment?

Let go and let God! Let go and find peace. Let go. Believe that there is nothing more and the moment is complete. Accept.

Accepting things as they are put serenity in our grasp. This does not mean that we always like the reality of a particular situation. The deaths, unresolved conflicts, illnesses, poverty, addictions, the past, the future, any and all things that life throws at you.

Each day well spent, accepting what and whom we cannot change, and letting go of what no longer serves us creates space for new gifts.

Namaste🙏🏼

Published by My Yogic Path with Barbara

Hi and welcome to My Yogic Path! I became a Yoga Teacher recently in my 60s! I am a woman, mother, wife, sister, cousin, in-law, K-8 retired teacher, and more. As I age, I felt great anxiety letting go of things that do not serve me today, what I have not yet accomplished, my purpose, questioning my beliefs, anticipating a fear of death, and much more. I found myself progressing from a full and busy life to a less full and sedentary life wherein there is much time for reflection. Enjoying Yoga at the gym starting in my 40s, my daughter and son-in-law becoming Yoga Teachers, I decided I wanted the peace I gained being with these fellow Yogis. I also felt drawn to REIKI healing and pursued this path becoming a Reiki practitioner. Life has led me down and up many paths. This Yogic Path gives me insight, strength, and peace when I need it most. Enjoy this blog with me as I continue.

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