In yesterday’s blog, I talked about acceptance of the letter I am about to receive from my Neurologist about my Cerebral Palsy. What I am actually trying to work out here, is how we know we are accepting and realistically does that ever happen?
I have also written one or two blogs about acceptance and although I feel sometimes that I am more accepting of what I deal with, there is always something that happens that makes me think I’m not quite at that stage of accepting of what I have to deal with.
We know we have acceptance when we acknowledge the truth of what we deal with and accept what we perceive. Of course this may sound obvious to many of us, after all it makes complete sense, but how many of us in reality manage to accept the life we have and live in denial of what we deal with?
There is a quote about being accepting of what we cannot change and change what we know we can. I can change my thoughts on Cerebral Palsy, but I cannot change the Cerebral Palsy itself. It’s something I was born with and something that will be with me for good.
Acceptance is a little word that has massive implications. Acceptance can only be achieved on a conscious level, but we must work with our unconscious thoughts. I have to accept all the symptoms that contribute to what I deal with, such as brain fatigue, problems with sleep, concentration and all the other neurological symptoms I deal with.
We somehow must find the strength and discipline to accept what we deal with. We must have the right support networks in place so that we can live our lives with little to no stress, that way we are more likely to want to try to live with acceptance, even if we cannot reach it fully.
I am sure many of us wouldn’t want to live with negativity given a choice, but given our lives we don’t always know how to be positive.