Accept … Love

The phone rang.  It was my sister, 3000 miles away, telling me that our mother was rushed to the hospital.  As she shared with me the news of her condition, I hung on her every word.   But as soon as I hung up, my emotions overtook me.  I wanted it to be different.  I wanted everything to be different, and the more I wanted it to be different, the more I suffered.

Realizing I was the maker of my own suffering, a suffering that was of no service to my mother or myself, I did the one thing I hoped I would never have to do. I accepted the fact that my mother was in need of critical care and I could do nothing to change that fact in this very moment.

As I slowly moved into acceptance, the most remarkable thing happened.  My emotions gently subsided and I became present once again.  In my newly found present state, I was not only able accept what was happening in the moment but was also able to consider what could be in the next.  I did this by asking myself a very simple but powerful question. “Accepting what is, what is the most loving thing I could do now?”

Before I could even finish asking the question, the answer came forth from deep within my heart.  “Go to her! Love her!  Be there for her!  Now!” And within minutes I was booked on the next available flight home.

Copyright 2008 Rob Gruber

Present Life Mastery Coach

15 responses to “Accept … Love

  1. Sometimes we have to face the most deepest of emotions in unexpected moments. When we recognize the darkness it is no longer dark. Our awareness brings the light. YOU and your family are in my thoughts and prayers today.

    Sending love,

    Jessica K

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Thank you for sharing such a deeply personal experience. It never ceases to amaze me how loud “the voice” is when you truly release everything to spirit. If we could only remember to let go and listen more often.

    Much love,


  3. Going to your mother. Listening to our life’s energy flow … a healing gift for both of you. My heart is with you, your mother and your family.

  4. I hope that all is well with you and your Mother. It is amazing how through awareness and acceptance of the moment how you were able to pull it together and do the most loving thing you could do at the moment. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Acceptance is one of the most profound moments in realization… in growth and in survival… it is in the knowing we find strength…

    p.s. I hope all is well with your mother

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