It’s hard, but SO worth it.
The main idea of radical acceptance is the ability to accept life “as it is”. The situations you face, the relationships you experience — all of it, just accept them.
Let’s think about that a little further and what it really means:
- “I just lost my job… and I accept it.”
- “My partner is controlling and jealous …and I accept it.”
- “My child has started taking drugs… and I accept it.”
Now, if I’m honest, I’ve got to admit that there is part of me that says: “What the…?! How do I just accept this? Is that a reasonable or smart response? Surely, this just means that I’m giving up and living like a victim!”
Actually, this part of me is screwing up her face and thinking that this whole thing sounds ridiculous! She has a loud voice at times and if she was in the driver’s seat right now, this article would not be written.