Extreme conscious acceptance

Image: Xochi Romero

“What I want is what is.”

Byron Katie said this. (Damn her. She always gets me thinking bettah, that woman.)

What if we could live this reality? What if this was your mantra?…

“Everything is perfect. As it is. Always”

What if ‘want’ or ‘lack’ never crossed our mind, despite the circumstances — whether we were living in a mansion or in a gutter? What if we could see the moment, feel the moment, and love the sh*t out of it regardless? What if we lived with extreme conscious acceptance?

Seriously…

Pretty sure I know what you’re thinking. I can hear the arguments now (or is that just the voice in my head)…

But what — you’d be fine living under a bridge?

People like you are why we’re losing our rights as Americans…

Why don’t you get a job?

All good arguments (especially the last one). But slow your roll and hear me out here…

I’m not just talking about blind acceptance here. I’m talking conscious, powerful acceptance. This is the 🔑

Let’s take an average American situation as an example. You just lost your job. A couple options here…

Option A) You internally fight that reality, driving home and kicking the dog before heading to the bar, getting sh*thouse drunk, and running over a fire hydrant on the way home at 2am before getting thrown in the can with a DUI.

Or…

Option B) You love the holy hell out of this situation. Coming from the conscious vibration of extreme acceptance, I can see a couple scenarios here…

  • You have SUCH a cool head in the moment that an insight emerges that prompts you to communicate to your boss in such a way that she reconsiders and actually gives you a raise (it’s happened before).
  • You calmly pack your belongings (yes, including that red stapler), walk out of the office, go grab a sandwich (you can’t buy chips and a drink because your card declined, so you have to opt for a cup of water), take a deep breath and know that this is clearing up space for you to take action (no, not daydream) on that project/career path you’ve always wanted to do.

Like I mentioned, extreme conscious acceptance is NOT hippyspeak for “taking sh*t from the world and wallowing in misery”.

Living creatively is much easier from a place of acceptance than one of resistance.

When you raise your consciousness to this level, you’re all about action. You’re solution-oriented. You’re creating. And you’re fully fine with whatever comes out of the blue. Because you know something always will — sometimes good, sometimes not. But either way, you’ll accept it, bless it, and rock on.


Jonas Ellison — is a motivational messenger and life coach who helps people align with the fullest, highest, most creative versions of themselves. To get his short vignettes in your inbox every day, click here.

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