“Acceptance of reality is what we really mean by the word ‘love.’ Love is just accepting reality.” ~ Amrit Desai
The focus of the month this January at Loving Kindness Yoga School is acceptance. When love is hard, acceptance is an alternative, a move in the direction of love. This morning Ti elaborated by saying (I am paraphrasing here) that if you’re in a situation that is unacceptable and you accept it, you’re essentially telling the universe that you want more of the same. If a situation is unacceptable, in order for a shift to happen, we have to take action to change it. This teaching is reminiscent of Pema Chodron’s teachings on “getting unstuck”–instead of resisting reality, we soften into the present, see the situation for what it is, then act accordingly.
On a separate note, rumors of overnight SNOW are swirling about the Triangle. If there is snow, my 9 a.m. Flow Yoga class at Carrboro Yoga Company is ON. Southerners’ reactions to the threat of snow still make me giggle after nearly five years in North Carolina.