Acceptance is not a state of passivity or inaction. I am not saying you can't change the world, right wrongs, or replace evil with good. Acceptance is, in fact, the first step to successful action. If you don't fully accept a situation precisely the way it is, you will have difficulty changing it. Moreover, if you don't fully accept the situation, you will never really know if the situation should be changed.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Many people challenge me when I talk about the importance of acceptance. They insist that this means we will go passive and not do anything to make bad situations better. Not so: