Posted by antigua3 on November 1, 2008, at 5:56:44
In reply to Desire versus Acceptance, posted by Trotter on October 31, 2008, at 18:59:52
I agree with what you've written. But I just want to add that happiness can come with acceptance. Acceptance doesn't have to mean just settling for everything you have, but it can help let some issues recede a bit, and sometimes, before you know it, you find that you are actually happy.
I think it's the letting go part that's important to me. To do what I can to change, and to understand that there are just some things I can't, like what my childhood was like.
So, I think acceptance can lead to happiness, as long as we still work on the big things, too.