Fellowship of Heretics Daily Devotional: September 18-Acceptance

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HOLY HERETIC DEVOTIONAL- Sept. 18, 2016-ACCEPTANCE

Compiled by Mercy Junction Justice and Peace Center Director Beth Foster

“When it is open and honest, that’s when the real nature of who you are as a vocalist or as a performer, all of that stuff can finally start to become what it’s supposed to be. Like a settling into yourself. It’s not even a musical thing, it’s a whole mindset, a whole acceptance of who you were supposed to be. Life sounds good.” — Alison Krauss

Since I turned 40, I still have moments of anxiety and fear — worries that I’m not on the right path, that I’m not good enough or not enough to accomplish what I am supposed to in life, or that I haven’t really even figured out who I am. But, the older I get, the less I feel those things and the more I feel a “settling into” myself. The older I get, the more I am sure of who I am and what it is I am in this world to do — and, if that is indeed why I am here, I have everything  I need to accomplish it. I don’t try as hard to change myself in ways that make other people happy. I don’t worry as much about my imperfections.

I think maybe that kind of acceptance, the acceptance of ourselves, is the first step before we can accept anyone or anything else.

Today’s Action: Make a list of three things about yourself that you don’t like. Reflecting on your list, are these things you should learn to accept — and love, or are these things you should try to change?

Today’s Sharing: We’d love to hear about your lists and your reflections on them.  Please comment on our Facebook page: https://m.facebook.com/HolyHereticZine

** Don’t forget your gratitude journal at the back of your print edition of Holy Heretic!

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