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Accept where you are in your life, what you have done, what you are doing, who you are, where you have been, where you live, what you look like, what you do for a living. Take it all in. This is the life you created, and you may or may not be happy with this. The good news is that if you are unhappy, you can change things, but first do your groundwork and come to acceptance with where you are right now.
Soul Reflection:
Remember, the more you write and journal about these assignments, the greater benefits you will gain. You don't need to wait for a lightbulb moment for each answer—I'm asking you to spend time with each question in reflection.

  • What does acceptance mean to you?

  • Please write in your journal some of the ways that you do not fully accept yourself and the life you are living.

  • Now write about ways that you do accept yourself and your life.
This week, take notice of what aspects of your life need acceptance. Spend a lot of time with this, and allow for your feelings to come up and then write about them. Try to come to terms with the life you have created for yourself so that you can take the next step: Making a change.

Connect with Others:
Throughout this process, you may find it beneficial to connect with others taking this course. It can be very therapeutic to share your thoughts with other people going through the same thing at the same time. Share your thoughts in the Comments section at the bottom of this page.

Madisyn Taylor is the co-founder of the online website DailyOM.com and spends too much time on the Internet. She's also a best-selling author; her books include DailyOM Inspirational Thoughts for a Happy, Healthy and Fulfilling Day (Hay House 2008) and DailyOM Learning to Live (Hay House 2010). 

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