What is acceptance? And why is it so hard?

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What is acceptance? And why is it so hard?

What is acceptance?  And why is it so hard?

I think that acceptance is one of the hardest concepts to grasp.  And certainly one of the hardest to put into practice. But part of that difficulty arises because we misunderstand what acceptance actually means.  We mistake it for passivity or fatalism or apathy.  We believe that we must fight or struggle against life in order to ‘show it who’s boss.’ Certainly, there is nothing wrong with picking up the reins and guiding your life in the direction you want it to go.  But, as Eckhart Tolle says, “Whatever you resist, persists.” It’s not that you can’t make changes.  It’s

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How to beat those Sunday evening blues

How to beat those Sunday evening blues

Remember when you were fifteen or sixteen and Sunday evenings really sucked?  The thought of going back to school the next day, starting a whole new week of work, was just too depressing and sometimes, if you were anything like me, the Sunday evening dread could easily spoil your whole weekend. Maybe you still feel like that now.  Maybe you regularly feel that growing knot in your stomach that tells you it’s almost time to get back into work mode. I’ve only realised, in the past couple of years, what a waste of my weekends that was.  What a shame

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