A guest in the gardens

The secret of radiant health is
accepting what comes

One of the most difficult lessons in life is to learn to accept things as they are.  How much energy we waste in trying to wish away the inevitable!  “If only this hadn’t happened!”... The “if only’s” and “might have been’s” in life keep us from dealing realistically with what is.

Acceptance comes from knowing that reality lies within ourselves, and that all else is a dream... Make the supreme effort to accept God unconditionally into your heart. Accept all that comes in life as coming from His hands. He will give you what is best for you, if you live for Hi alone.

Affirm regularly: I accept with calm impartiality whatever comes my way. Free in my heart, I am not conditioned by any outward circumstance.

You can practice this in combination with a visualization of anything that you tend to resist. Imagine yourself accepting EVERYTHING as a gift from a loving God who is giving you opportunities to grow in Spirit.

Taken from Swami Kriyananda's Book

If you'd like to learn to meditate, visit the ananda.org website and click on Meditation>>Learn to Meditate. http://www.ananda.org/meditation/learn/technique.html

"Even a little practice of meditation will free you from dire fears and colossal sufferings."  -- The Bhagavad Gita

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