The wise have one foot in insanity, and the sane have one foot in the grave.
Acceptance is today’s topic. Anyone like to share their understandings on acceptance?
Letting things be as they are. Does anyone actually do that?
Rarely if ever. Does this refusal to let things be as they are change anything?
No, it generally makes things worse for all involved. It makes us angry.
Our expectations distort our perceptions.
It just changes ourselves?
Usually, it doesn’t change the self either. The ego is the motivation for rejection. Example. Apparently, there are those who don’t much esteem my efforts. This is understandable and acceptable. There are others who would seek to be a part of my events. If I can’t accept both truths, how could I choose the right course of action?
Your action would be an over reaction in one way or the other depending on your focus? Yes. Over reaction, over correction. It stems from a drive to control. Is this acceptance?
Not at all. This is why people quit things so easily in the face of being rejected. They can’t accept it so they quit.
I prefer a more pragmatic approach to my dealings with people. I don’t like being left with “what ifs”, and because of my acceptance of things, I rarely am. Is there any condition in which one can have a regret and acceptance at the same time?
You can have acceptance with sadness, but I don’t think that’s regret. Yes.
Regret + acceptance = resignation? No. You cannot have acceptance and resignation. Resignation is the effort to disconnect yourself from something. It is fundamentally a rejection. You cannot have acceptance and disengagement, can you? No, you can’t. Can I accept verbal exchanges and refuse to respond? Can I accept any event and not see my connection to it?
Maybe that’s why people don’t accept. Then they would see their connection and have to face responsibility for it? And it’s a big responsibility.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.