May 14, 2021
Acceptance is the inner realization that all is well despite outward appearances.
All problems are arguments with reality.
Happiness doesn’t come from getting what I want – it comes from wanting what I already have.
Serenity isn’t freedom from the storm; it is peace within the storm.
Acceptance is Not Arguing with Reality.
Acceptance is an act of courage.
Acceptance lies at the center of my recovery – it is the foundational core of the Serenity Prayer: “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change.”
The English Oxford Dictionary defines “acceptance” as willingness to tolerate a difficult situation – I can make the choice to accept life on life’s terms so that I cease to suffer from my need for anything to be different from how it actually is!
Acceptance requires that I break through my denial (of the problem or situation) so I can begin to source the solution.
Ultimately, when you truly accept something, you undergo a transformation – the structures of your brain literally change – new neurons and networks are formed; you literally physically transform!
Accepting the past allows you to write a new future.
Acceptance is THE critical stepping stone to a better life.
Acceptance is the answer… AA Big Book, p.417
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