Radical acceptance. It means accepting what is as it is. I ask you, in what way do you have another option? Either you are accepting what is or trying to deny what is. And that doesn't mean you have to like how things are. You have to accept them but not necessarily like them.
Does that make sense?
It's like if I had a box of assorted chocolates and I pick one without knowing its flavor. If I bite in to find a cherry or a rum filling, I am not going to be happy; I am probably going to spit it out.
But I accept that I bit into a chocolate I do not like. That doesn't mean I am happy about it. It doesn't mean I can go back and choose a different one. It is what it is.
And I think where a lot of people get stuck is in thinking this means things cannot change in the future. That's just not true.
What I am actually doing as I write this is radically accepting the fact that I am about to eat an entire jar of lemon curd all by myself! Why lament? It is what it is! I am not going to waste time feeling guilty. I am not going to waste time worrying I may feel sick later. If I do, I will radically accept that. Right now, I commit to being present with a tangy sweetness glopped onto a graham cracker and I am smiling:)
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I write to empower people in their lives. Whether it is a mantra, positive intention, sign from the Universe or something altogether different, I just hope you find something inspirational in what I write that seems to be what you needed