A few years ago I was introduced to the Irish poet David Whyte, who has a very unique way not only of generating powerful prose, he also powerfully verbalizes his meaning through the spoken word. One of his poems titled, “I want to write about Faith” allowed him to express what was preventing him from living an aspect of his life more fully and alive. I have used his template, ‘I want to write about…’ a few times in my past, where I felt stuck, fearful, or was hiding and playing small. Once I was able to articulate and write about what was the challenge I faced was, the shackles of reasons and excuses for not moving powerfully forward started to dissolve.
Recently, I did some deep dives into a few areas that were revealed as major blind spots I had that have been running behind my conscious awareness, that have been interfering with me living the life I fully envision. First I came face to face with an ocean of disappointment, and saw how its debilitating factors have taken their toll. As I wrote about that, I saw the opposite to disappointment – Acceptance – and that so resonated with me I wrote about embodying that in my spirit and life. Thus the poem below….
I want to write about ACCEPTANCE!
The possibility of living a life of, in, and for Acceptance is the opportunity and commitment that awaits before me.
Acceptance is a great challenge, a great gateway to abiding enlightenment, peace and love.
Acceptance demands an awareness of Presence.
Acceptance requires continuous love, respect, regard and appreciation for Myself, just as I am.
Acceptance is not being attached, fully letting go of all expectations, beliefs, stories and patterns of old.
Acceptance is trusting in a Universe, a Universal power, just because – without perfect knowing.
Acceptance is allowing and welcoming whatever is happening before me – and being totally OK with It.
Acceptance is letting go of all Resistance.
Acceptance is simply accepting what IS, without judgement, blame, or shame.
Acceptance is wanting what Life wants, what Presents Life Presents to me, in any given moment.
Acceptance is Living Life – fully.
Acceptance allows me to see, and Be, what IS.
Fear – and all its components – can’t live, survive long, in the atmosphere of acceptance.
It’s human to have desires, intentions – just have them with no attachments to outcomes.
Intention – Attention – No-Tension!
Keeping my hands off the steering wheel, I set loving, powerful, authentic intentions; I pay adequate attention to nurture them forward; and I keep my senses wide open as my vehicle of Life moves about, observing the joyous manifestations of those very intentions.
Acceptance is Freedom, Peace, Integrity, Power, and Self-Expression.
Acceptance is Kind, Caring, Compassionate and Fun.
Acceptance is the highest form of Love:
– Love for Self
– Love for Life
– Love for Others
– Love for What IS.
Acceptance is my ticket to the royal road of living to the max – and to be of highest service for what Life what’s from, of, by, and for me.
Acceptance is being fully awake, aware, and alive – in every moment!
I accept Acceptance!
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” – Lau Tzu