Acceptance is a form of surrender; it is the power to meet the present without resistance, blame, or expectation. Many mindfulness and spiritual practices start with a basis of acceptance, and move toward gratitude and letting go. Many psychological approaches also work to foster acceptance, as it helps to see the realities of our situation with clarity. The more clearly we can see the challenges in front of us, the more clearly we can see the opportunities they bring. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.


Love, No Matter What | Andrew Solomon

What is it like to raise a child who’s different from you in some fundamental way (like a prodigy, or a differently abled kid, or a criminal)? In this quietly moving talk, writer Andrew Solomon shares what he learned from talking to dozens of parents—asking them: What’s the line between uncond...

Letting Go of the Person You Used to Be

The beloved American Lama, a spiritual leader whose inimitable light and lively universal teaching style has awakened the spirituality of thousands, now shares an enlightened approach to change and loss, dealing with difficult emotions such as fear, grief, and anger, and the role of crisis in uncove...

A Guided Reflection on Bringing Rain to Difficulty

Tara Brach discusses RAIN, a technique she frequently teaches to her students and also uses in her own life.

If the caterpillar thinks about the butterfly it is to become, saying ‘And then I shall have wings and antennae,’ there will never be a butterfly. The caterpillar must accept its own disappearance in its transformation. When the marvelous butterfly takes wing, nothing of the caterpillar remains.


How to Live a Good Life | Epictetus and Stoicism

In this video, I talk about Stoicism, Epictetus and his ideas on living the good life.

F**k It: Be at Peace with Life, Just as It Is

Is there a gap between how you’d like things to be and how they are? Most likely there is, and it hurts. It may be a small gap or a freaking enormous ravine, but that gap is, in fact, probably the primary cause of pain and unhappiness for most people.

The Three Musketeers: Kindness, Tolerance and Acceptance

Kindness, tolerance, and acceptance are kind of like the Three Musketeers of spiritual protection.

Happiness is closer to the experience of acceptance and contentment than it is to pleasure. True happiness exists as the spacious and compassionate heart’s willingness to feel whatever is present.


Adyashanti - Allowing Everything to Be as It Is

Is it possible to “allow everything to be as it is,” even when you are in the midst of suffering? Adyashanti discusses this foundational teaching and how it is often overlooked because it sounds so simple.

Enough Already: The Power of Radical Contentment

In a world where fear, crisis, and insufficiency dominate the media and many personal lives, the notion of claiming contentment may seem fantastic or even heretical. Yet finding sufficiency right where you stand may be the answer to a world obsessed with lack.


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Letting Go