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Power of Acceptance

When someone is doing something or is about to do something, in a way we don't want it to be done and when we are not able to accept it, we become angry. 

However, when someone is doing something or is about to do something, in a way we don't want it to be done  and we are able to accept it, we remain tolerant.

When someone has something which we don't have, or someone is able to produce the results which we are not able to produce  and we are not able to accept it  we become jealous. 

When someone has something which we don't have or someone is able to produce the results which we are not able to produce and we are able to accept it we get inspired.

When someone is present in our thoughts, but if not physically present and we are not able to accept it, we say 'I am missing you'.

When someone is present in our thoughts, but not physically present  and we are able to accept it we say 'I am thinking of you'.
Then the emotional equation is quite simple.

Something + Acceptance = Positive Emotion
Something + Non Acceptance = Negative Emotion

So, it is not 'Something' or 'someone' that is making us feel positive or negative, but it is our 'acceptance' or 'non acceptance' of something or someone, which is making us feel positive or negative. 

It isn't the world but the quality of our response to the world (acceptance or non acceptance) that determines the quality of our emotions.

Next time we feel disturbed with a negative emotion, instead of asking who or what is disturbing us, we will examine who or what we are resisting (not accepting) that is causing this disturbance in us.

We will replace resistance (non acceptance) with acceptance, and the negative emotion will turn into a positive one.

Emotional management begins when we stop blaming that 'something' or 'someone' and start taking the responsibility to respond to life with 'acceptance'.

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