This week for Re-blog Wednesday I chose this post by stephenedwards425 which is a really good look on this subject
I have gone to that universally recognized bastion of higher learning and wisdom…Wikipedia, to retrieve this snippet of knowledge…okay actually I just thought it was a good definition.
Acceptance in human psychology is a person’s assent to the reality of a situation, recognizing a process or condition (often a negative or uncomfortable situation) without attempting to change it, protest, or exit.
Go back and re-read the definition again.
Actually you might want to s-l-o-w-l-y read it a third time.
Notice there is nothing in the definition that prescribes a need to agree with what we are accepting.
I believe therein lies the rub (as my Father was fond of saying). This is where we stumble. We believe if we accept something we must agree with it. Especially as you look at the last portion of the definition “without attempting to change it, protest, or exit.” If we don’t make any…
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