Whether you have undergone an iboga journey for addiction, depression or for personal exploration at Iboga Wellness Center, there are a few principles you will have learned that can be put into practice in everyday life for your own happiness. Acceptance is one of those principles that we will touch on in this post. Please see our other “Aftercare” blog posts where we touch on many other helpful principles.
We all have that acquaintance, family member, boss or co-worker that can really get under our skin. We ask ourselves, “Why are they like that?” “Why did they do that?” “How can I make them change?” But the real question is, “is it their fault or my fault that I am upset about it?” The answer is never easy to hear but simply put, it is your fault. We each have to take responsibility for our own feelings and thoughts. You only have control over yourself and how you react to things. You have no control over other people. So instead of trying and failing to change them which will only hurt you, just accept them and their actions. Is it really that simple? Yes, it is. By not accepting them and their actions you will only accomplish one thing, destroying your own peace.
Acceptance is just one truth and lesson of many in what we call the “Art of Living Life” at Iboga Wellness Center. So the next time you find yourself upset or disappointed with another person, try practicing some acceptance and before you know it, it will be a habit. And always remember that life is a gift. Love yourself enough to live your life being happy.
“When I accepted the things I couldn’t change, they were no longer problems, just facts to deal with accordingly” – unknown