I accept my life experiences with love and compassion.
Life may bring pleasure or pain. I may want to hold on to happy situations while pushing away hurtful ones. But to live fully, I must embrace both with deep acceptance and love for myself. If I experience grief or loss, I release any self-judgment about feeling sad or confused. I let go of any resistance to my tears and let them flow. As I am present to my emotions with compassion, I feel the love of God supporting me. In happy times, I open myself to joy. I am grateful here and now, and I know Spirit is with me. When the time passes, I let it go. As I accept my experiences with an open heart, I discover God in all of them, which brings me wisdom and peace of mind.
We are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.—1 John 1:4