Acceptance Leads to Peace

Writer: Sarah Mandor

Editor: Khaled Mohamed

I came to a conclusion that I am glad I found within.

Sometimes the best thing you can do is to accept things for what they are. What happened, happened.

Trying to find closure, satisfaction, or a better version of something that ended won’t change a thing. Sometimes acceptance is the best way to get out of something.

To accept means to stop the urge to change what happened, to stop cherishing different answers, to stop being angry and to accept grief.

Accepting how things end and that not everything needs to make sense. It’s the only thing that can be done to lighten your load and free yourself of the loop of why’s.

Things happened for a reason that I don’t want to know, things were done the way they were done.

Anger won’t do a thing but consume my inner peace.

Acceptance needs courage, to accept the hurt and start healing instead of denying your emotions and pretending they don’t exist.

Acceptance helps you direct your energy towards healing, instead of overthinking or revenge. Because that’s the last thing a hurting person wants to do; they don’t want to accept being hurt and that they have a scar that might stay with them forever. They don’t want to believe that sometimes you don’t get closure or an apology. You heal on your own and move on with your life. Ignore all the questions within. Ignore everything that triggers the pain.

I hope you accept what happened, because then it will have less power over you. And when that happens, everything changes.