The gate of acceptance

This past Christmas I was really struggling with some family issues.

In discussions with my counselor she said, “Toby, that sounds an awful lot like acceptance.”

She went on to describe the Gate of Acceptance, which is very very narrow. There is only room for you to walk through. You can’t bring anything with you through that gate.

But once you reach the other side, the world is so beautiful that it will be worth leaving behind all the things you’ve been dragging around with you.

I did walk through that Gate of Acceptance, but I have to confess there are days I want to turn around and try to drag all my stuff through it!

Acceptance is never easy.

What junk are you dragging around?