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My thoughts on acceptance and the idea that it will solve all my problems

My thoughts on acceptance and the idea that it will solve all my problems

By: Mike B.

These are my thoughts based on my experience. You have the freedom to agree or not. My experience does not have to be yours. That is a beautiful thing in my eyes.

Freedom to express ones thoughts and beliefs is priceless. The knowledge that not all will agree with them is a gift. With that being said, I would like to share my thoughts on acceptance. First I would like to say that I don't believe that acceptance is the answer to all of my problems. The very word acceptance to me infers inaction. Maybe it's a pretty bold idea to think that acceptance in some cases is like rolling over and playing dead. If one would like to experience change in ones life there are actions that must be taken. One must be willing to take risks. They should be not only willing to open, but also to pass through the door that leads from the known into the unknown. I believe that the opening and passing through of that door requires a certain amount of blind faith, not necessarily religious faith. For one it might be religious, while for another it might be faith in science, or a faith that comes from a spiritual realm. Whatever the case, I believe that change must have a foundation in faith. How about hope? I read somewhere that "Hope is a belief in a positive outcome related to events and circumstances in one's life. Hope implies a certain amount of perseverance i.e. believing that a positive outcome is possible even when there is some evidence to the contrary.". In short, I believe that faith, hope, and the willingness to take a risk are essential to change. I believe that I don't have to accept the unacceptable. I can use these tools to make an unacceptable situation or circumstance acceptable to me.