Acceptance is an ongoing process in recovery, on many different levels.
Accepting that recovery will take as long as it needs, and not expecting a miracle; accepting that we cannot, nor should we
expect to be able to control others and/or situations; accepting where we are in regards to our own individual journeys.
I know for me, accepting where I am/have been has sometimes proved challenging.
At various stages, I found myself comparing myself to where others were, and not feeling good enough, or not feeling as if
I could measure up. I now accept that despite the strides I have made to be where I am today, life is not perfect, and
there will always be some challenge to be faced.
I did find one of the most difficult challenges were for me, when it came around
to starting to finalise my recovery, and what it meant for me. One day I would feel that I was recovered, but the next
I would be rejecting it. Acceptance is something which comes up at various stages during the recovery process, but learning
to accept where I am/was has been rewarding in itself.