A meditation on acceptance:
1. Find a safe place to be alone. (No sad-texting friends or relatives allowed. In fact, turn your phone off. You can do this.) Block out as much sensory input as possible. Put in ear plugs if you have to. This is a time to discover your depths. Listening to only your heart beat and breath will help keep you focused.
2. See the thoughts in their full glory, feelings and all. You may break down and cry, wail even. That’s okay. This is very real for you. Just work on #3 as best you can.
3. Be still. Do not react. Sit comfortable, lay down, curl up in a fetal position…whatever is most comfortable for you. Then simply watch your thoughts and feelings as if they are individual players on your particular stage of life. Observe their movements across the stage, give them names even. Feel their performance. Examine their struggle. Contemplate their individual and collective stories. They have their own life. They are not you. See the final act of the play, the final bow. Watch the curtain close. You sit in the audience. The play is over. Stay there as long as you like. And when you are ready, stand up and walk into the real world, taking the lessons you learned from the play with you.