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The Amazing Feeling Of Accepting
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The Amazing Feeling Of Accepting

It is absolutely amazing, as to just how magnificent the feeling of accepting, can leave you feeling inside.

We go through life, managing our homes, our families, our business and our jobs. Then later on in life, you found out one day, like I did, from my eldest son. That it is time to, let go!

Well, this man in his early thirties, was MY son. How on earth, could he teach ME.

He did though, a very good lesson indeed.

I was feeling tired, having traveled all the way from Harare, in Zimbabwe to Durban in South Africa by myself. I returned to find that the security gate had been broken. I was the Chairperson, so, it was my responsibility to get it repaired.

Being four o' clock on a Friday afternoon meant, that I was not going to be too successful at getting this done. However, I started my frantic pace of pulling in every thought that I could , to secure this complex. After all, it was mainly women on their own.All the more reason for me to attend to this urgently!

Not to mention, that in fact just five weeks prior, we had two robberies as well.

Off went my,Motor mind!

Calls to the local electrician, the builder of the complex, the remote control gate company, the gate manufacturer. You name it, I called them.

After about three hours of trying, my son happened to phone, to check that I had returned home safely, to hear this desperate voice saying, " I don't know what more to do?". He told me not to worry and that he would be there with me soon.

On arrival, my son looked at the situation, said that it could not be repaired until the next morning, he phoned the security company, posted a guard at the gate. He then told me that I needed a cup of tea. At that stage, I was even prepared to start smoking!

Over a cup of tea, I gave my sad side of the story, wondering if my son would think that I was now getting on in life and not able to manage like I used to. He sat patiently, listening, trying to get a word in. Finally the moment arrived, all he said was "Mom, you need to let go!".

How silly of him I thought. Let go of what? I then sat dumb folded, as he explained what in fact, he meant.

Sometimes, we just keep trying to control everything and everyone. Why? Habitual? Domineering? Well, why, actually does not matter. The fact is, that once you learn the absolute skill of letting go and letting be, life can take a really calming, tranquil feel to it.

As my son explained. There are times that, if we feel that we have to make a decision, say to yourself, "Sleep on it". More than often, when the next day comes around, the problem has gone away or been solved by someone or something else.

We need to LET GO! To accept what is and to leave it to be.

When we do that, a feeling of calmness comes over us. Serenity, peace.

Phew! My life has changed, so much for the better since.


Street Talk

You are so right. Sleeping on it can do wonders.

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  about 8 years ago

Yip, thank you Shawn.

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  about 8 years ago

A very nice article with some amazing advice. Thanks for sharing

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  about 8 years ago

Thank you Maria.

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  about 8 years ago

Let go and let be. Wonderful advice. Isn't it amazing when wisdom is given to us and it strikes our heart with such a forceful awakening. In retrospect it seems obvious and yet so very profound. It's doubly amazing when it comes from our child (regardless of their age) and we realise again that they are an immaculate being in their own right with love and concern and real wisdom. What a special learning for you, Ronnie, and so beautifully given.

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  about 8 years ago

Thank you so much Heather, I shall cherish and pay attention to my sons more often from now on,

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  about 8 years ago
Barbara9  

very nice article, peace

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  about 8 years ago

Thank you Babara!

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  about 8 years ago
AJ  

I like this article, Ronnie. Now to put it into practice...a little harder, but something worth doing.

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  about 8 years ago

Thanks AJ, Actually, well into the habit now, bliss !

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  about 8 years ago

Thank you Robert, I am back into this and certainly hope that I can stay there now. You in put is always regarded highly. Thank you again.

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  about 8 years ago

I have recently written an article on rearranging my work schedule and it is quite amazing the pressure we apply to ourselves, that if anything slows down the processes of progress. Good article.

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  about 8 years ago
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