This is the final Tip For Happiness from Lynn Zavaro. Thanks, Lynn!
Tip Number Six: What Is Accepting? “What is” is the root of relieving all suffering, stress, and fear. Having the willingness to accept any pain we may have is how we come to know our happiness. By knowing the source of our tension and why it is there, we open the doorway to change. For example, a boyfriend didn’t call you back when he said he would and it hurt your feelings, or a co-worker spilled coffee on important papers and you freaked because you didn’t have copies, or you lost your patience with a driver who blocked you in at a Trader Joe’s parking lot. Accept imperfection. When we greet whatever is happening with acceptance, we take things less personally and experience more inner-balance. Realizing that you cannot always change your circumstances or other people’s, ask yourself if you can accept yourself in the present situation as it is.
Lynn Zavaro is an author and artist who has emerged as a defining voice in the art of guiding others to know themselves and create the life they want through the lens of spiritual psychology. She has a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology and has worked in a clinic counseling individuals, couples, children and youth groups. Lynn developed a series of interactive and experiential books and games to support others in having fun while artfully discovering themselves on their creative life paths. Her book and card deck set, The Game of You – An Interactive Way to Know Yourself, Create the Life You Want releases this Fall 2010 from Schiffer Publishing. Find out more about Lynn, her upcoming workshops, and play a free sample game on her website: www.gameofyou.com. Lynn also writes a weekly food blog combining The Game of You cards with a little insight, story and a recipe or two: www.thegameofyou.blogspot.com. She lives in Venice, CA.