Accepting What Is

happiness is a function of accepting what is, Werner Erhard

This can be the worst place to be sometimes. Because accepting what is, means that it’s not how you want it to be or how you thought it should be. How things “should” be is a whole other issue & living your life based on “shoulds” isn’t authentic to you or your values.

Accepting what is means that you aren’t in control. At least your brain isn’t in control. (You still have control but in an esoteric sense.)

It means forcing your brain to just stop. Stop thinking. Stop analyzing. Stop going through every “what if” scenario you can devise.

Accepting what is, means that you have to live in the present. Living in the present means you aren’t burdened by the anxiety of the future or the depression of reliving your past.   You get to just be in the moment. Today.

Accepting what is, means that you have to start running through your gratitude list a.s.a.p. It is the only way to get out of the future, out of the past, and be present. It stops your brain from over thinking. It gets all the cells in your body to relax and remember that, “You are safe. Look at all your abundance”.

So really, accepting what is, is actually a pretty nice place to be. It’s a space free of anxiety and depression and filled with gratitude. It’s living from your heart.






2 responses to “Accepting What Is”

  1. Janetlia Avatar

    Thank you again for this reminder So helpful and one I focus on when doing art. As you used to say, getting into the zone. A lot like being present right?

  2. Kerstin McInnis, A Cake Walk Life Avatar

    Thank you Janet! Yes! Doing art and getting into the zone is exactly like being present.

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