Heh heh heh. Words of wisdom from Paul W. at 12 the Hard Way today.
Why does accepting bad things come easier than accepting good things? That’s an easy answer, actually, and a bit of a tongue-twister: Acceptance comes easy for things I’m expecting. And since I’m always expecting the worst, guess what I’m always ready for?
Step 11: sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
It’s this half-assed, depressed, no-way-this’ll-work acceptance that I’m often confusing with Letting Go. Of course the work project is fucked up: I expected it, and now I’m accepting it, and letting it go. Of course we’re fighting again: I expected it, and now I’m accepting it, and letting it go. Of course everything seems to be going wrong: I expected it, and now I’m accepting it, and letting it go.
But that’s not what’s…
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