Image: The Secret Facebook page. Change is a constant. No need to be scared. Just go with the flow.
Sure, change is uncomfortable and scary for all of us at first. The universe purports change in our life as a result of growing and doing our utmost best to thrive in what is an ever changing world. There is no escaping this. The wonderful, intelligent universe has plans, dreams and manifestations for us bigger than we even realise. If we're not growing, we're shrinking. As that saying goes "without a vision, the people perish."
Change is good. Change is lovely. Our interpretation of the change: whether we perceive such a change as pleasant or unpleasant, is simply the meaning we put on the back of certain changes we place onto them. Life itself is empty and meaningless. This is where acceptance ties into change.
It all makes sense, because in order to change - we must accept such changes regardless of our perceptions and interpretations of them.
The universe does not want us to play things safe. As another saying goes "if you're not living on the edge, you're taking up way too much room." Case in point. We cross the road everyday, whether conventionally or unconventionally - however and either way we're still taking a risk. Would you take a risk that promised a great payoff, like moving to a new state? A career change? Having a child? Even if such risks meant giving up some of your security?
"Change your thoughts and you change your world" - Norman Vincent Peale
You cannot change the past. You can only look for the past for guidance for the changes you wish to make into the future. If your life is a mess at the moment: if you have lost your job, ruined a precious relationship and/or betrayed someone's trust: the best thing you can do for yourself in moving on is accepting this change. This is why change and acceptance co-exist in taking full responsibility for what happened, and for then learning about the experience - and to do what you can do differently next time. Change is not to be resisted. Change is to be relished.
Feeling sorry for yourself, and/or not taking full responsibility and blaming others for what happened only keeps you in the past mistake. This resistance would be blocking off the abundance and prosperity that is yours by divine right. It is all about how you think.
Accepting yourself for who you are in this given moment - as well as for any misfortunes that may have occurred here, and for accepting yourself that you are a great and worthwhile person; you are now preparing yourself for change. For changing your life for the better. Accept what happened on the inside, and the great thing about life and being human is that when we fall down, we can simply get back up again. The choice is yours. You can start again with painting the picture of your life, the way you want to live it on a blank canvass - the epitome of change and acceptance.