Acceptance And Its Relevance When Overcoming Difficult Times

Acceptance and its relevance when overcoming difficult times

As we mentioned in our article last month where we talked about the first principle to be able to have a full life, this month we are going to talk about the second principle; the acceptation.

You can only aspire to an internal transformation when you accept yourself exactly as you are.

Change only occurs after total acceptance of our Being. To change the way you think, feel, act, you must also accept others, the world, as well as all your past experiences, even the most dramatic ones. Change is not made, it is allowed to happen.

What is acceptance?

Acceptance is the action of accepting the world, ourselves, others and, mainly, the unpredictability of life.

It is common to hear that life is not fair and horrible things happen to good people. It’s true! The fact that life is unpredictable and that we do not have complete control over what happens to us creates imbalances and anguish that are difficult to face.

It is not always easy to live this principle of acceptance. A person who accepts himself, with his past, qualities and defects, will surely go much further in life, and will have more possibilities of achieving his goals, in addition to serving as an inspiration to the people who are close to him.

If the person does not accept the qualities, defects and limitations that he or she possesses, he or she is fragmented.. Change is vital and inevitable in the life of any individual, it is implicit in the acceptance of ourselves and the world. Only in this way can you achieve a full life.

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Some truths that are difficult to accept – what are yours?

The truth is liberating. However, in the initial phase, living according to the truth can generate unhealthy thoughts and fatal behaviors:

“Nothing is permanent except change”

Heraclitus’ famous phrase is based on the notion of eternal transformation. The difference between a person who is accepted and someone who is not accepted is the willingness to change. Many of the frustrations and anxieties we face come from wanting to be something we are not. It is not possible to be happy and feel complete without accepting ourselves.

The person who accepts themselves has many more opportunities to be happy in their relationships AND in their profession, and will know how to deal with their own inner conflicts. Living in acceptance is being comfortable with yourself and with others. It is developing internal capabilities. It is being able to live in the “here” and “now. Living in acceptance is being authentic.

Freedom is nothing more than opening your eyes to the world and others and closing your ears to the voices that come from fear. This has to do with an old story.


Those who manage to accept life as it is will always have more talent to deal with any adverse circumstance.. Accepting our reality is nothing more than surrendering to the evidence that there are things that cannot be altered. There are good things, there are bad things, but we can do nothing against that. On the other hand, the positive only exists in opposition to the negative.

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Acceptance is knowing that everything in life is always in constant motion. By assuming this reasoning as true, the need to control everything around us disappears, leading to a decrease in stress and anxiety.