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.
Kim explains that processing past suffering takes quite a lot of strength. As such, it is OK to be exhausted while going through that process. The best way to approach this essential work is to allow oneself the time and space to really go into it and feel whatever one needs to feel.