Think about the last time you were drowning in your own tears, burying your snotty nose in tissues, and curling up into a big, blubbering human ball.
You don’t even need to tell me what caused you to descend to such low spirits – I already know.
Things didn’t end up going your way, and feeling completely helpless and hopeless, you collapsed into a corner and bawled your eyes out. “Am I unlucky?” you wailed. “Is the universe conspiring against me?”
There’s a reason why there was a barricade between you and your desires. There’s something far more superior that awaits you on a different avenue, and in order for you to stumble upon this blissful path of happiness, you must submit to “The Law of Acceptance” throughout life’s so-called “trials and tribulations.”
It look a long time for me to discover happiness through “The Law of Acceptance.” You see, I once desperately wanted a job at a popular digital company – let’s call it Agency A. Agency A had immense brand recognition and a company culture that was known for employing misfits and “cool weird” creatives – a perfect fit for someone as bizarre as I am.
Not a single one.
Back then, I fought tooth and nail against life’s blockages against my dreams of working at Agency A. “Law of Acceptance” my big hairy behind – I was going to get a job at Agency A and no one was going to stop me. I even had the company name emblazoned across my vision board and I wrote down the exact salary I wanted to receive at Agency A. Keep that in mind.
I’m pretty sure Life (L, by the way, is purposely capitalized for personification) was getting sick of me at this point. “Good grief! This girl won’t let up! We’re going to have to send in some reinforcements,” Life, I’m sure, said in response to my relentlessness.
She seemed miserable – her description of Agency A fell short of my idealized expectations.
“And the salary is deplorable,” she continued. The tragic pay was far lower than the desired salary I wrote on my vision board.
It was, instead, a rude awakening – a message from above – saying, “Hello! Earth to you! That’s what we were trying to tell you all along! That’s why you haven’t been able to get a job at Agency A! Agency A sucks.”
I finally began to let go. I stopped fighting the currents of life and “accepted” where the ebb and flow wanted to take me. I had to trust that life had something better in store for me.
Soon after succumbing to “The Law of Acceptance,” I got a call from a new company – let’s call it Better-Than-Agency-A. It had brand recognition, it had the same “misfits are welcome” type of company culture, and guess what, the pay was exactly what I had written on my vision board!
I ended up getting the job.
So ask yourself, when things don’t go your way, how come you tend to see it as a “curse” instead of a clear sign that a better path has been carved for you? Why don’t you perceive it as Life pulling you away from someone or something that is less-than-beneficial for you?
Why cry, yell, and mope when something far more superior is in store?
Once you start seeing these “obstacles” as “blessings in disguise,” your utopia awaits you – just as long as you stop fighting life and succumb to “The Law of Acceptance.” That is the secret to happiness.