Acceptance

Reflecting on Jalāl ad-Dīn Rumi’s answer to questions asked by a disciple:

What is Poison?
He replied with a beautiful answer – Anything which is more than our necessity is Poison. It may be Power, Wealth, Hunger, Ego, Greed, Laziness, Love, Ambition, Hate or anything

What is fear…..?
Non acceptance of uncertainty.
If we accept that uncertainty, it becomes adventure…!

What is envy ?
Non acceptance of good in others. If we accept that good, it becomes inspiration…!

What is Anger?
Non acceptance of things which are beyond our control.
If we accept, it becomes tolerance…!

What is hatred?
Non acceptance of person as he is. If we accept person unconditionally, it becomes love…!

With these wise in our consciousness, reflect on your current health and ask yourself, "am I in acceptance or am I in non-acceptance?" As we are healing and doing everything in our control to get better, consider the reactions of the body and its healing out of your control. As you accept yourself and your health for what they are, the true healing begins.