Acceptance is very difficult to define.
One way of looking at it is that it means not struggling with realities that you cannot change, but saving your energy for those that you can change.
And that could be accepting something from the past, perhaps something that will never be resolved. Or it could be something that’s coming up in the future that you’re going to have to go through anyway, that you wish you didn’t have to go through. And accepting it will make the whole experience much easier.
Curiously, people who are good at accepting things also tends to be very good at changing things. And that’s possibly because they save their energies for those things that they can change.
Another way of looking at acceptance is to say that it means not rushing to judgment, just pausing to take in the reality of the situation.
If you explore acceptance, if you give it some effort, I think you will find that it’s one of the most beneficial aspects of mindfulness.
Video edited from my Easy Mindfulness course.
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