"By accepting something, I am willing to go with the flow of life, knowing that I have a Higher Power orchestrating events and situations in such a way that the greatest good will be realized."
Why does acceptance work? In other words, why does accepting someone or a circumstance out of my control actually improve the situation? This is because, by accepting something, I am releasing control over it. When I am in control of a situation, I am too close to it to make good decisions. Accepting something or "turning something over to God" actuates my Higher Self. My Higher Self operates in a different plane of existence and has access to unlimited resources that I am not aware of in my day to day existence. By accepting something, I am willing to go with the flow of life, knowing that I have a Higher Power orchestrating events and situations in such a way that the greatest good will be realized. I am demonstrating with my actions that the greatest barrier to my success in life is myself, my limiting beliefs and shortcomings. If I will just lay "self" down, then I am able to tap into a very real power that will help me.
Another fantastic side-effect of acceptance, is that my thoughts begin to change about that which I was opposing. My thoughts were originally negative: wanting the situation removed, focusing only on myself and feeling the associated bad feelings with being out of alignment with my circumstance. If I accept, there is a subtle shift in my mood and outlook. My energy is no longer focused on negative emotions nor is my thought addicted to controlling the situation. That which I think about will come to pass. If I am caught up in negative emotion and feel trapped, I will stay trapped and continue to feel badly. Acceptance yields the benefit of me not having to come up with a solution and releases me from mental bondage to a difficult situation. As my thoughts become lighter and freer, I will find that my situation will change. This change will not be of my own doing. Often times, the way "out" is very different from what I originally imagined. Sometimes, it's me that has to change.
It's like a child who is too short to reach a counter where a toy sits. The child may struggle indefinitely trying to reach the toy. In reality, the child is just too short to reach. Maybe there is a bigger and better toy sitting right at the feet of the child and all that she has to do is look down to see it.
In the same way, if I just accept a situation as it is, my myopic view will expand to see the infinite possibilities that exist in life. I will maybe see the reason for the obstacle, a way around it, or even a better alternative to that which I am struggling to obtain.