Acceptance & Broken Bones

Ian Paul Marshall —  February 22, 2010 — Leave a comment

The Power of Acceptance


12 hours.

That’s how long we spent in the emergency room at Sick Kids hospital in Toronto.

My son Shea had broken his arm.

He’s doing good and is a little trooper living his life as if he’s not even wearing a cast.

He broke his arm by doing what he does best, being a kid. Jumping around and having fun on the bed.

The little guy taught me something that day as we saw countless doctors, nurses, and staff.

He taught me about the power of acceptance.

Acceptance isn’t resignation. Acceptance is empowerment.

When we accept situations for what they are we are given the clarity, the power and the resolve to move on with our lives without frustration.

When we accept people for who they are and not who we want them to be we taste freedom. Freedom from unfair expectations, illusions and misconceptions.

Acceptance places us within the heart of reality. A place that let’s us love each other and more importantly love ourselves.

The art of acceptance is like a shield that keeps the hardships of life at bay. It’s an inspired indifference that allows our energy to move freely again.

William James psychologist and philosopher had this to say about acceptance, “Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.”

Using the art of acceptance brings us back to this moment. Being present to the present fills us with energy because that’s where the power is.

So come back to this moment, see it clearly and accept it deep into your heart.

It’s OK because you’ll be just fine.

Just like my son.

Be inspirational!


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