I was reading a book (sorry I forgot which one!) who quoted the below about acceptance:
“Radical acceptance is the willingness to experience ourselves and our life as it is. A moment of radical acceptance is a moment of freedom.” (Tara Brach, 2003, Radical Acceptance).
Something else that I’ve read (this time I remember the book! It is “Mindfulness for busy people” by Michael Sinclair and Josie Seydel) about acceptance is: Don’t try to fight your negative thoughts as, by doing so, you are giving them even more importance. Just notice them and accept them. By turning your brain to “accepting” mode, you are preventing it to be on “worrying” mode.
Personally, I have recently started to include a lot of “acceptance” in my daily practice of meditation or when I practice mindfulness (Warning: mindfulness and meditation Continue reading “Acceptance does not come easy”