posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 08:44 PM
reply to post by arpgme
Accepting all that is as it is doesn't necessarily entail conforming to other's wills. It doesn't mean you don't have and can't use your free
will. Really, it mostly applies to things that are out of your control. But even after you've made a decision, the results of the decision, from my
perspective, were meant to be. Even though you have free will, all your actions are meant to happen.
Accept the things you can't change, but also know exactly what you can. If I spill coffee on my shirt, I'm not just going to walk around with a
brown, wet shirt because I believe "it was meant to happen". Although, it was meant to happen, when I change into a cleaner shirt, that would also
be "meant to happen". There's no need to prolong sufferring when it is avoidable. That's why there is sufferring to begin with. That's why I
like sufferring. It keeps us on track. It is the recognition of the track that this thread is based on. No matter what happens, no matter how
things look on the surface, it's all good because everything is designed to keep us on track. That's how I justify accepting things like fear,
hate, and criminals.
Accepting doesn't have anything to do with changing who you are or how you behave. There is no ideal that is acceptance. So it's not like you're
saying, "Oh now I am accepting, so I have to stop doing this." Be you. Acceptance is just the knowledge that while you were pursuing being the
natural you, you did all you could and that everything you did was okay. By acceptance, you eliminate regret in a natural way. Mistakes aren't
mistakes. They are teachers that help show you a more appropriate course of action in order to develop your being to one that is in harmony with life
and its purpose.
By accepting all of what life is and what it does, you are ready to move on to a new stage of experiencing it. All I can tell you about it is that it
is a higher way of understanding. The details are beyond my comprehension, but I know there is great beauty that accompanies this awareness, and I
know the way to achieve this higher awareness is in part through acceptance of all.