It’s a wonderful thing, acceptance. When we can accept we can progress. When we’re caught up in the maelstrom of anger and denial and indecision we can’t think straight. We flit between decisions chaotically. We see bad in good and struggle to appreciate anything positive.

It is hard work, confusing and difficult. Not only for us, but for those around us. People who want to help, desperately, but just can’t.

Because acceptance can only come from inside. It is a decision (conscious, or inevitable) that can only come from you. No one else can make you accept. No one else can make you happy, regardless of what you tell yourself. It can’t be rushed. It can’t be forced.

It just has to come.

And when it does, when you accept, you can move forward. And even if it is tough, there is calm. There is peace. Resolution.

And the turmoil from before seems distant. A ship on the edge of the horizon. Almost out of sight and beyond reach.

Acceptance will come. Just wait.


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