Acceptance, like Fat Tuesday/Ash Wednesday includes two sides of one coin whether win or lose, so I’ve chosen it as #9 of my 16 Finding My Soulmate blogs. Sometimes when we receive the “goods” we luck out and a wonderful job, partner, love, gifts, praise or abundance come our way with no holds barred. More commonly there are limitations, challenges, differences, or even strings attached that require an “it is what it is” acceptance. I prefer the phrase “go with the flow” (as in the Tao). I have no desire to impose my beliefs or lifestyle on others although I enjoy trading ideas, life experiences, questions and opinions as much as the next person. Just as I stand behind my own truth, I always allow that another’s truth is as solid a reality for them as mine for me, and I expect to receive equal respect in return. I’m completely behind “How can I make your world better ?”; but if the answer is by accepting mistreatment, disrespect and implied superiority/inferiority, then I can’t play along. Acceptance of inhumanity is apathy. In my opinion it doesn’t work in familial, social, spiritual, political or economic arenas. Nothing can ruin a celebration or enjoyable event quicker for me than being with someone who feels the need to belittle or mistreat other people or animals in this fashion. If you accept and embrace the Fat Tuesday of life with joy and gratitude then I’ll be right there with you. On the flip side if you must have the world kowtow to your every whim then I don’t have to be Christian to put your name at the top of a list of bad habits to give up for Lent.
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