Acceptance does not necessarily mean aquiescence. Before you can adapt to or change a situation you have to accept that it is what it is. Denial doesn’t help improve things.
Personally, I embrace the Dharma Drum Mountain’s approach to this idea in their fourfold way of dealing with a problem:
- Face it
- Accept it
- Deal with it
- Let go of it
There are many more lovely, inspiring and helpful ideas on their website. It’s a nice read – I recommend it.
Meanwhile, Happy Festivus everyone 😀