100 Days of Writing – Day Ninety-Four

Radical acceptance…radical surrender…and lessons to be learned.

I’ve read a lot about the process of “letting go” and although it seems simple, it’s definitely never easy. There are so many, some say most, things that are beyond our locus of control in this world. It seems this is especially true when it comes to other people’s thoughts, behaviors, and beliefs. Even when we have a vested interest in someone else’s decisions about how they live their lives, it would appear that letting go is the ultimate answer.

This is not to say that we should sit idly by and feel the effects of other people’s choices. We should do our due diligence and then, and only then, give it up to the Universe to resolve. I used to think that meant that things would go our way in most cases, but I now know that’s not the case. Even still, letting go frees us up to be the people we were intended to be.

I can send positive intentions out into the Universe, even for that person whose actions have had an adverse effect on me. I can do what I need to do to take care of myself and practice self-care. But ultimately, the circumstances dictate outcomes that are beyond my control and I need to do what I feel is necessary to practice self-care and move on with my life.

Such are my thoughts this day, as I practice the radical acceptance and surrender that seems to be necessary to live a peaceful and productive life.

David Lee

Published by David Lee Moser

I am a sixty-three year old semi-retired elementary and middle school science teacher.

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