The Art of Acceptance


Right now, you are exactly where you need to be.  You don’t need to be in that relationship yet, land that dream job next week, or lose 10 pounds overnight.

You are right where you need to be.  The Universe has got your back (I promise.)

What i’m telling you is not to sit around and wait for magic to happen, but to enjoy the journey and not focus so much on the destination.  Where you are along your journey, setbacks and successes and everything in between, is exactly what you need right now.  Even when it seems as if what we’re experiencing is the worst thing in the world, it always helps to remember that we are getting what we need right now.  Everything is a lesson.  We ALL have fallen into the trap of thinking things like, “I REALLY want a boyfriend/girlfriend! That will make me happy,” or “I can’t believe I have two years of school left. I am sick of this.”

Think about this scenario: You’re chasing after a guy who doesn’t even seem to care that you exist.  You put all your effort into looking good for him, sending him cute texts, and stalking to find out what party he’s going to (yes, I have really heard of people doing this.)  Instead of moping around and trying to figure out more and more ways to get his attention, just simply accept your place in life right now.  Perhaps this is teaching you a lesson of how to handle rejection gracefully, how to be complete on your own, or even to teach you acceptance!

Acceptance means looking around and, even when things aren’t “perfect,” realizing you are doing your best in the every day adventures you’ve been handed.

Putting this practice into my life has saved me from countless days I could have spent whining (although I do still whine sometimes…:), crying, fighting, or heartbroken.  I simply have learned to accept my path: the beautiful, the good, and the bad – and practice putting my heart into each and every day.  It’s something I work at every single day, and since putting this practice into my life, i’ve noticed how laid-back I have become.  Sometimes I even find myself laughing at a crappy situation i’m in because I know it’s the Universe’s way of saying, “Katie, wake up! What are you doing?” Crazy, right?

When you start to accept everything, you worry less. You smile more. Your heart lights up with butterflies and unicorns (or something like that.)

Accept your body for how it is right now at this very moment, accept your financial situation, accept your family members, accept your career.  The first step to changing something is always to accept what already is. 🙂

What are some challenges you’ve faced with acceptance? I’d love to hear more and talk with you.




Namaste 🙂

5 thoughts on “The Art of Acceptance

  1. You are getting wiser and wiser. I love reading your interpretation and finding peace, Yes katie you are correct in the grace of laughing in the face of hurts and pains. It makes them go away faster and not cut so deep or leave lasting scars. Good for you Katie… Day three and I am still waking up and working out. You are an inspiration. Love you

  2. Kaitie, I can’t remember if I’ve commented on you blog before or not, but I’ve been you for a while now and I’m absolutely loving everything you’re writing! This post resonates so much with me. Accepting the curves and challenges that the universe thows at us – seeing them as lessons and beatiful opportunities to grow – It think is one of the most rewarding and difficult aspects of life, and it’s definitely something I work on every single day.
    Looking forward to reading more!

    1. Thank you so much! You put a huge smile on my face. I always hope what I write is resonating with someone – even helping one person is a huge accomplishment. I’m so grateful for your kind words 🙂

      It’s definitely a hard thing to try and accept those moments where we feel life is out of our control, but those are the moments it’s most important for us to accept, pray, and let go.

      Lots of love!

  3. This post is absolutely beautiful! The lesson you talked about is one that keeps hitting me over the head this year and I am so thankful to be finally embracing life for what it is each day (even the shitty stuff). What a miracle this shift is and it was so well-spoken here, couldn’t have said it better! xo

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