Accept - then Act

Accept - then Act

Myleik Teele shared a quote by Eckhart Tolle's book The Power of Now (great read) that says

Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.

Lately there have been a few situations that have caught me off guard in my personal life. I'm without a doubt a person who more often than not initially reacts emotionally to things (hey Cancers & fellow water signs!).

It was challenging for me to not react impulsively when things had taken a turn and were ultimately out of my control. By default I was ready to be petty, passive aggressive, rude and probably a few other things I'm forgetting. I kept it together.

With my trip to the American Black Film Festival& Essence Fest (where I currently am as this post goes out) Things starting hitting the fan RIGHT as each event was about to take place. Months of planning, coordinating and money moves had shifted so drastically. To be honest, days before Essence Fest I seriously contemplated cancelling the whole trip and getting as much credit back as possible. This is when the quote came to my mind again

Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.

I meditated over this again and again. Repeating it out loud and then again in my mind. I asked myself  what would this trip look like if I had planned it to be this way instead? How would I navigate this choice?"

By shifting my reaction to act as if this is what I chose, I'm now challenging myself to take charge of the moment and not let my feelings dominate my decision making.

With that being said I'm currently at Essence Fest enjoying myself to the fullest as if I had planned the trip in this particular way.

Don't forget... Accept - then act.

When It Rains...

When It Rains...

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