Happiness & Acceptance

Happiness & Acceptance


Happiness can only exist in acceptance ~ George Orwell

“Acceptance is a beautiful thing, but it’s also something that I’ve struggled to master. Acceptance, the opposite of resistance, is simply allowing things to be as they are, and acknowledging internally that they are what they are. Nothing more, nothing less.”  This is a quote I took from a blog post on happiness.

Acceptance is essential to personal happiness, in order to be happy you have to accept yourself.  This for many people is not an easy thing.  The very concept of looking into the mirror and saying hey I’m ok, or even better, hey I’m great, is not something that a lot of us can do and believe.  But it is imperative that you get to that point in order to be happy.  It is why we named the church, The Church of Abnormal Acceptance and the Ministry of Happiness.

Very simply what these means is that you need to accept yourself as you are right at this moment.  Yes, you have faults, none of us are perfect and accepting your faults is part of the process.  Accepting your faults is not the same as condoning your faults.  Acceptance is the first step to improvement and change.  We’ve talked before about the importance feeling safe and the safest you will ever feel is when you’ve accepted yourself and realized you’re a good person.  One who can get better, but is good none-the-less.

So let’s start this week with a simple exercise, before you go to bed tonight, and when you get up in the morning look at yourself in the mirror and say these words, “I’m ok, and I will get better.”  In the beginning you may not even believe it, but do it for 21 days, that’s all it takes to form a new habit, and let’s see how you feel after three weeks.  You are ok my friends, and so much more than that, so have a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane

Other Posts You Might Enjoy!

Remember the Sweet Things The best story you’ll ever hear!

Happiness, Worry & The Dalai Lama’s Thoughts

Why I’m Happy Right Now!

Happiness Resources, Positivity, Kindness & Gratitude

Stories of Kindness

About Michael Kane

Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His books on hiking and poetry are available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon.
This entry was posted in personal happiness and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Happiness & Acceptance

  1. Pingback: Happiness and being seen | The Ministry of Happiness

  2. Pingback: Happiness Resources | The Ministry of Happiness

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.