We are always at choice. When we can do the right thing, at the right time, in the right way, for the right reasons, we will experience joy and satisfaction. However, there are many things that are not in our control. Learning to have acceptance for those things is crucial to maintaining our sense of joy and peace. Acceptance is the allowing of the moment to be what it is, not wanting it to be what it was or wanting it to other than what it is. As children we had joy and life had a sense of adventure to it. We played, laughed, cried and experienced life in all its textured emotions. Perhaps, we need not try to find ourselves but rather remember what it was like before the domestication process of being interrupted our joy. From there, we can uncover our authentic selves that has been yearning to come into our present life.
“It’s not just playing the game that is important, it’s about being the game” – Walter Aguilar