Stages of Acceptance

The Stages of Acceptance could be thought of as the stages of grief…but that really ends in acceptance…it begins with denial…

I think the stages of acceptance begin with an unemotional view towards the current state of affairs…

Stages of Acceptance – Stage One: Acceptance

This may seem a little obvious…the first stage of acceptance is acceptance…

…ok…are we done?…nope! :D

Here I go with some quotes:

“We can create the future…we can revise the past…we must accept now AS IS.” — Deepak Chopra

So the current level of our collective consciousness is not at stage ONE of acceptance…

We spend a lot of time, thought and energy resisting and denying “WHAT IS” NOW…

So…in this model…it is pretty safe to assume you are spending large portion of your day being in denial about something the way it is…

…maybe you can quickly change it and then move on…

…maybe you don’t have the power to change it, and don’t have the serenity to accept it…so you deny it…fight against…or otherwise just stay in a state of denial

So, getting to stage ONE is quiet a big step…

Stages of Acceptance – Stage Two: Enjoyment

Stage two is enjoyment…these stages are from: The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment…by Eckhart Tolle…

After you have accepted a situation “as is” the next level up from that is to engage with the situation with your unique talents and gifts…

It’s natural to enjoy using your talents and gifts, and with the acceptance already in place from stage one, you are free to be happy and enjoy doing…

When you first start with enjoyment, your skills may be raw and require honing and practice…

With practice your skills will improve. With improved skills the value that you provide with yours skills and talents to others and the world will increase…

Others and the world will be attracted to you because they will appreciate the value that you, with your enjoyment of using your talents and skills, provide them…

They will provide you with feedback…good and bad, that will help you to continue to improve your skills and talents…

Stages of Acceptance – Stage Three: Passion

The third stage of acceptance is passion or enthusiasm…which is a natural consequence of the first two stages…

At this stage…using your unique skills and talents to give of yourself and provide your gift and value to the world…is your passion…

…One becomes excited to jump out of bed in the morning…just so they can DO their JOB!

Their JOB is to use their unique skills and talents to help change the world…through providing value to others…

The passion level is when your doing begins to flow and time slips away…hours and hours pass while you are giving of yourself and you are lost…things are produced…they are generated, organized and delivered in a constant flow of ideas that come from within…

Like Mozart connecting to the world of music…and writing down some snippets and bringing them back and hoping they sound Mozart-y! :D

We all are geniuses waiting to acceptance NOW as is…

Stages of Acceptance – Defending your Life

Defending Your Life is one of my all time favorite movies…why?… #1 It deals with “after life” issues. #2 Rip Torn is in it! #3 It suggests that one purpose of life on earth may be to face our fears. #4 It’s very FUNNY! #5 It deals with various Stages of Acceptance

Stages of Acceptance – Ground Hog Day

Shut up! You don’t expect me to believe that I can learn life lessons from a movie like “Groundhog Day”!! Um…well…yeah, I do. :-O The film “Ground hog Day” stars Bill Murray and is about a Pittsburgh weatherman that lives the same day over and over again. If you have not seen the movie yet, I want to warn you that this page contains “spoilers” about how the film ends.

 

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