Beach Walk 619 – The Power in Acceptance

It was raining when we left the house this morning, but at the beach it was sunshining.

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I realized that the rain irritates me on days when I want to go to the beach and film Beach Walks – it becomes very difficult because of the camera and the gear. As it turns out, the only thing I had to deal with was my resistance to accepting the cycle of the rain. Then I had this “aha” moment – that by accepting what is I don’t lose power, but rather I gain it. It seems wimpy to accept instead of fighting back. But really – how do I fight back with the weather?? I suppose I could be a mad scientist devoted to manipulating nature, but really, I am more interested in learning how to bloom where I am planted, to be creative in the midst of limitations, to be powerful in the moment of accepting what is.

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Hawaiian word:
Ua: rain

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Comments

  1. Some times it happens that it rains in one place and there is sunshine in the other place. Its just like the nature knows what we want and when we want. Obviously it is for the benifit of our health that the nature also tries out the things.

  2. Susan and my dog Lexie says:

    With your show today, we are once again reminded of the power behind the weather and our response to it. For someone who gets wet daily anyway when swimming, the ‘wet camera’ may come in handy for such rain-threatening days.

  3. I KNOW I’VE SENT THIS TO YOU B4 HOWEVER, I THINK IT JUST FITS TOO WELL HERE. BESIDES, I JUST REALLY LOVE IT. I AM TRYING REALLY HARD TO MEMORIZE THE HAWAIIAN SIDE. LUV YOU WET OR DRY.

  4. i SENT THE HAWAIIAN VERSION OF THE SERENITY PRAYER, IT DIDN’T MAKE IT INTO THE COMMENT, BUT , I HAVE SENT IT TO YOU B4.

  5. I have to say when I say the picture of all the smiling people and the title: “The Power of Acceptance,” I thought your video was going to be about how being unconditionally accepted can be a healing power in our lives!

    Dar! I was assuming.

    I had to laugh at myself. That said, there are many things beyond our control, as pointed out, the weather is a great example.

    I’ve been trying more and more with varying degrees of success to focus in what I HAVE control over rather what I DON’T HAVE control over.

    It’s easy to find things to complain about. And, its easy to find things to be thankful for. Focusing on thankfulness is a better use of our time.

    I really enjoyed Lexi today. Give her a hug and a scratch behind the ears for me! :)

  6. @Alex – you are so right, and this is especially easy to remember on an island!

    @Susan and my dog Lexie – you are right too; I just prefer the image and sound quality of the “main” camera & mic as compared to our water camera. Though I do love that Sanyo Xacti!

    @Glynda – we are frequently on the same wave length; now go pack for your trip! I think you are coming to Hawaii this week right?

    @Orville Chomer – Your topic would have been great too! I met these folks after I filmed however… As for Lexi, she is undergoing some re-education this week. We’ve let her get a bit off in her own (wonderful) world and I’d like a little more obedience. I will pass on the scratch though.

  7. You know, this morning, I was thinking… I hadn’t seen beachwalks in a while… and there in my google reader it was right at the top! :) And today’s word–my daughter’s name, Rain! She will LOVE this. Acceptance is extremely powerful… I’m learning to accept the unchangeable going on in my own life at this moment.

    By the way Rox, when’s your birthday? :)

  8. @Susan – hugs to power bumps to your daughter! She may want to visit wehewehe.org and look up the translation for rain – it is truly rich!

    My birthday is 31 december.

  9. Sometimes I think that the greatest strength in acceptance is not necessarily through the thing you are accepting, but in overcoming that overwhelming fight within yourself to fight and control everything.

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