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Learning acceptance



A confused man spoke to a man of wisdom and asked; "how can I accept the tragedy of my lost love?" "When can I be done with the agony of my misfortune?"

And the wise man looked at him with a comforting smile and said;

"you have much to do to accept your change. For it is not an easy moment in your life to realize yourself in a different light.  As your life changes its course so then must you. As the new seasons breeze blows from the horizon, your vessel will be sent aimlessly into it’s journey. You will come to understand that to survive the uncertainty of your direction, you must take the rudder firmly into your hands and guide your course to its destination."

And the man looked back at the wise man asking him; "When will my journey end?" Again the wise man smiles back to him and said; 

To accept your destiny you will never reach your journeys end. For acceptance, as in love and life, grows and will spread its branches until the end of time. It is not and never will be enough to say that you accept a tragedy or even a great joy.  For in love, to say you are in love is not enough within itself to love. And in pain, It is not enough to endure the pain by your words of acceptance.  You must grow with your love as you must grow with your pain. When a grove of trees grows together in a forest and one is cast back into the ground from the hand of nature, the tree next to the tragic event, in time will grow stronger in light of change.  And in its time, its roots will have the latitude to take a firm hold creating a foundation never known before. And its branches will reach out for the nourishment life brings to it, in the new place created by what once was. The wisdom gained by your constant acceptance of this living experience will be your salvation."



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Reviewed by John Bidwell 10/30/2009
Wonderful words for reflection- thanks for this.

Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 10/30/2009
A wise person is made up up of all the scars of the gravel road he treads. Life is never smooth but it is a lesson for growth and understanding. I would never change any of the pains I suffered for they are a make up of me. I accept and like myself. Your lesson here is a dear one for us all to read and learn. You never disappoint me.
Reviewed by Eugene Williams 10/29/2009
We so often times we reflect back upon our deeper inner thoughts reaching to find that wisdom that will somehow reveal an awearness that in some secret place in our mind we knew but was to afraid to express this is what I have gained from your piece here, that search for the things we know but are afraid to express.. great write
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