Happiness can exist only in acceptance.
When I was in denial of my anxieties and my worries
I could not find peace and happiness
The moment I accepted and embraced my real feelings
Working on them was much easier than I thought
When I was in denial of my coming of age
I did not know how to conduct myself
The day I accepted and took pride in the process of aging,
Age became a milestone in the journey of life.
When I was in denial of my failures and my flaws
I was not aware of the fact that I needed help
The day I accepted and permitted myself to make mistakes
I learnt I could learn from failures without guilt.
When I was in denial of the complications in a relation
I did not pause to take stock of the causes
The moment I accepted and acknowledged there are problems
Finding solutions did not take that long
When I learnt that acceptance is not a choice but the norm
I was not resisting it like how I used to do
The journey henceforth is not of denial and rejection
But of acceptance , tolerance and forgiveness.