- something I first heard about when I was facilitating DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) groups in the 90s,
- defined online (see link, above) as “when you stop fighting reality, stop responding with impulsive and destructive behaviors when things aren’t going the way you want them to, and let go of bitterness that might be keeping you trapped in a cycle of suffering,”
- the title of at least one of my previous blog posts, and
- this book by Tara Brach, which was recommended to me by one of my patients.
I’ve been trying to practice radical acceptance of the past and of the present — especially the things I can’t control — which helps me feel more ready to meet the future.
Do you see radical acceptance in any of my other images for today?
I am practicing radical acceptance about differences of opinion. For example, I don’t like carbonated beverages with caffeine and I don’t like to play Monopoly, and that’s okay!
Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “radical acceptance”:
What are your thoughts and feelings about radical acceptance? Whatever they are, please accept my gratitude for visiting my blog, here and now.