Day 5 Dara’s Life Liberated 31 Day Challenge

Today’s challenge for day 5 is learning how to accept what is.

Similar to yesterday’s challenge with understanding that nothing has gone wrong when ‘things’ don’t go the way you hoped, today we are going to explore the concept of acceptance.

What does it mean to accept your life?

This is not to be confused with me saying to settle with what is happening in your life.

Let’s delve into what acceptance means. Acceptance is the awareness of what is happening in your life. Taking an inventory of where you are at in the various areas of your life. 

Let’s do a little quiz- rank yourself from 1-10 1 being very low and 10 extremely high 

Where are you in your physical health? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Where are you in your mental health? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Where are you in your relationship with money ? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Do you have many close friends? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

If married, how would you rank your marriage? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

If you have children, how are your relationships? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Do you enjoy spending time with yourself?   yes no

How would you rank your relationship with yourself? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Do you have a lot of outside interests? yes no

Do you have a healthy balance between work and play? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Do you have dreams? yes                 no

Pursuing dreams and passions are part of your life? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Waking up everyday is an exciting adventure. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

What are your thoughts after going through all of these? This is a snapshot of where you are at right at this moment. Take a moment and take it all in. When we can just be with what is, that is what brings peace. 

Bryon Katie talks about ‘the thought that kicks you out of heaven’. It being comfortable with what you have. Be in the moment. She gave the example of when you have a thought like, “i’d be a little more comfortable if I had a pillow”. When you believe the thought that something is missing, what do you experience? The immediate effect may be subtle- only a slight restlessness as your attention, you give up the peace you have.

Writing Assignment for today’s challenge of allowing yourself to feel acceptance:

  1. When is the last time you felt peace? Go to that time. What was happening? Where were you sitting? How did you feel? Can you remember how you felt? Capture all of these feelings and situations in your notebook.

2. What comes up for you when you look at the questionnaire? Why

3. Do you find more on ‘team acceptance’ or ‘team resist’? Why

4. Why do you think acceptance is a key factor to becoming more liberated in your life? I want to hear your reasons for why or why not.

Today’s very brief video.

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