This Is The First, and Possibly Only, Step to Accepting What IS

solitude

"Loneliness is the poverty of self. Solitude is the richness of self." ~May Sarton

The answers are always in the stillness - especially for the introvert personality. That also means letting go of preconceived notions of how anything "should" be. I'm learning this lesson right now in a real way in my own life. 

Even when it regards pain or disappointment, we have to know that pain is exactly what is present in our experience right then and somehow accept it, without wishing for things to be different (the purest definition of suffering).

We have to let go of what "should be" to feel what is so we can enjoy what will be. What "will be" is the next moment(s), regardless of what we try to do to control them.

So what will be and what "should" be are two different things. 

Stillness allows this process of differentiating. All of the non-essentials for our progress are usually very loud.

So pay attention to what's loud. It's likely not essential in your life. 

For me, the way I arrive at what's essential (what is) is by segmenting what is loud vs. what is deeply felt in the core of my being. This helps me know what my truth is. It brings me to "home" - the place that is right every time. The place I'm totally me.

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So when it comes to you, your relationships, your work, your life or your business, what do you know in solitude that often gets over-powered?

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Another way of asking it might be, what is essential for you today as things are, and how are you finding strength or courage to acknowledge and enjoy it?

I'd love to hear your point of view as always,

Tamisha

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