Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. Today, I would like to share a principle that has been of tremendous benefit to me. As I have shared in my 3 part series, Second Chance to Live — My Presence has been my Absence I spent 16 days in the hospital recently due to a sinus infection that developed into a pre-orbital cellulitus that became an orbital cellulitus. One of the principles that I sought to practice during the time that I spent in the hospital involved keeping my acceptance high and my expectations low.
Through practicing the principle of keeping my expectations low and my acceptance high, I was able to let go of my need to control that which I was powerless over during my stay in the hospital. Consequently, I was able to accept the myriad of changes and the influx of people coming into my hospital room through out the day and night while maintaining serenity — amidst the constant invasion of my privacy. For an in depth understanding please read my 3 part series, Second Chance to Live — My Presence has been my Absence.
By keeping my expectation low and my acceptance high I was able to be grateful for what I received rather than being disappointed by what I did not receive.
By keeping my acceptance high and my expectations low I was able to be gratfeul for the people who visited and called me while I was in the hospital, instead of developing resentments toward the people who did not call or visit. Through keeping my acceptance high and my expectations low I was able to contact the necessary people — through the use of my phone in my hospital room — while letting go of the outcomes. As a result, I was able to trust the process rather than being on an emotional roller coaster amidst the 2 different times that I was told that I would be operated upon and then having those operations postponed and then ultimately canceled.
By keeping my acceptance high and my expectations low I was able to stay in the day.
Please read Part 2 of the series
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