Friday, April 1, 2016

ACCEPTANCE ALWAYS #LifeLessons #AtoZChallenge

 
 
Sometimes it is defeat
in the face of
what we can't change
 
or giving in
to changes
like hands of a clock
that we
cannot stop
 
like the gradual opening
of a tightly held fist
into an open palm

We as a culture put a lot of emphasis on "struggle" ,on "resistance" and although it is fair enough to strive harder and struggle for certain ends in life, acceptance of our drawbacks , of some aims that could never be has its own charms, as it brings with itself immense peace.






Over the years these are few big and small things I have accepted as a person, as a woman and as a professional and these make me more at peace with myself:

  • I can never remember all my passwords correctly.
  • I can thrive in reasonable amount of clutter, that's my creative space.
  • I can always prefer tea over coffee, even if coffee is more fashionable.
  • I can never belong to one religion as my faith is as eccentric as my choice of junk jewellery.
  • I can never overcome some medical conditions, only take better care of myself.
  • I will always fail sometimes as a daughter, spouse, parent, friend, professional despite my best efforts and good intentions, its okay perfection is not human.
  • I will love my body and my mind with all their flaws and chinks.
  • I was born clumsy so now I smile at the spills.
  • I accept my child with all her quirks and annoying behaviours , so I parent her not to correct her but to assist her accept herself too.
  • Death, heartbreak, pain will come, embrace them with their lessons.
Go ahead make your own list and remember to open that fist.
 

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To Kill a Mockingbird
The Catcher in the Rye
Animal Farm
The Alchemist
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Romeo and Juliet
Frankenstein
The Odyssey
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Count of Monte Cristo
Eat, Pray, Love
Lolita
The Da Vinci Code
The Kite Runner
The Silence of the Lambs
The Diary of a Young Girl
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Eyre
The Notebook
Gone With the Wind
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