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Acceptance – The First Step To Inner Peace

Written by on May 18, 2018 in Conscious Evolution, Conscious Living, Thrive with 0 Comments

By Mohanji

Accepting Change Gracefully

Many people look in the mirror several times a day and seek to reassure themselves of their own image! If the image fits their expectation and they like what they see, life is good. But if there is a change, such as an odd wrinkle or a grey strand of hair, what happens? This is tantamount to the annihilation of some image. When that annihilation happens, some people just go haywire.

It is human nature to resist old age. Of course, you need to look elegant and presentable. But overattachment to anything is detrimental. How dependent are you on your own image? Soon you get frustrated by various geriatric problems. The changes may not be graceful; they may even be forced. Accepting the changes without judging them is the key.

Accepting What Society has to Offer

Often, society dictates norms and we obey. Society decides that a 20-year old must have a boyfriend or a girlfriend or should get married, and you inherit that. It is apparently your responsibility to practice it! At no point do you think, “Why shouldn’t I be different?”

We get a lot of feedback from the society. People tell me, too, “Mohanji you should look like this, walk like this or talk like this.” I always say this is how I am. While people will tell you what to do, what to feel, what to believe in – at the end of the day, it is YOU who are experiencing. Please remember, YOU are important. You cannot buy everything that others offer. If others give you love, take it. Give more love back. If you sow more love in the ground, you can reap a lot more love.

We all have a choice to be unhappy, but if you spread happiness, it comes back to you. On the street, you hardly see faces, you can just see the weight on everyone's shoulders. I always wonder why people are so heavy. When you can smile without any reason, it means you are light inside. You have the right and the power to smile.

Walking Alone

It’s easier to be different when you walk alone. As a child, a relative once asked me, “What would you like to do when you grow up?” I replied, “I’d like to be alone.” He got offended! Perhaps he couldn't comprehend a scenario where one would love to be alone.

However, the choice of being alone should not be escapism. For example, “I am not able to get friends so I want to be alone.” Choosing to be alone with full integrity and strength for the sake of subtlety bestows you power. This involves pulling away from the senses and gross body, and connecting to the level of the soul.

This is when people get attracted to you, whether you want it or not – because your strength is much higher than that of an average person. The dissipation of energy is much less in you.

Energy is dissipated through the senses and the mind. It gets dissipated through oscillations of thoughts between your past and future, i.e., guilt about the past and anxiety about the future. These tendencies are painful and result in cravings. Cravings create emotions and create a vicious cycle.

Living in the Present

You have only the present to work with. Nothing else. The future does not exist if the present does not exist. That is why all the Masters always point their finger to the present and say, “There is only now.” If you are in the present all the time, then there is no need of meditation or Gurus; you can Just Be.

This is theoretically easy to understand. But it is difficult to implement because there will be always someone who gives you anxiety about the future with the question, “What will you do after 10 years?”  That’s our nature. Let’s accept it. Only through acceptance can we correct it.

Acceptance of what life brings us is a powerful way to transform our inner experience and that transforms our lives!

With Love,


About the Author

Mohanji is a globally respected spiritual leader and philanthropist whose presence simply turns one inwards. “True mastery is the mastery of one's own mind” says Mohanji. He guides people to free themselves from the bindings of the mind towards a liberated existence by walking along the path of awareness. He maintains that one can continue to evolve spiritually, while simultaneously living and experiencing a life of a normal, everyday person. To him, spirituality is a lifestyle based on peace and harmony.

Purity, faith, unconditional love and selfless service towards fellow beings are the pillars of Mohanji's tradition. His teachings are simple and universal, not tailored to any specific religion or nationality.

He founded the Mohanji Foundation, an organization dedicated to spreading inter-faith understanding globally, which guides people to live a life filled with awareness and love, beyond boundaries of country, religion, race, color or creed.

Mohanji also founded ACT Foundation a global charity based in USA, South Africa, Macedonia, Serbia, UK, etc. ( & – that are engaged in selfless service to people across the globe in the areas of food, clothing, shelter and livelihood.

Finally, he founded the Mohanji Youth Club, a global network whose mission is to empower youth from all walks of life to live a positive, ethical and purposeful life.

Mohanji is a permanent invitee to the Peace Pledge Project, which brings together spiritual leaders to promote peace across the world.

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