Y5 – Day 58 – Acceptance of Life, intro page

From upcoming book, Goddess Musings:

June 3 – Acceptance of Life

“If our hearts are ready for anything, we can open to our inevitable losses, and to the depths of our sorrow. We can grieve our lost loves, our lost youth, our lost health, our lost capacities. This is part of our humanness, part of the expression of our love for life.” –  Tara Brach

“There is something wonderfully bold and liberating about saying yes to our entire imperfect and messy life.” – Tara Brach

The reality that anguish, despair and grief are a part of life, not apart from life and our experiences, may come as a surprise. As intellectual beings, we understand the theory yet, we tend to mask, deny or blind the fear of suffering. And then, when real life hits, knocking at the door unawares, we are challenged to live bravely. We are confronted with living life on life’s terms, not our own, and that creates our dilemma. Our lack of power to make life look right, to soften blows, to stop the bleeding – is what distresses us most. 

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