ACCEPTANCE - THE KEY TO CHANGE


Yesterday we had a quote from Anthony de Mello entitled, Don’t Change. It’s a piece of writing that expresses a profound truth while it also seems to contradict everything we have ever been taught. Surely to change ourselves, others and the world is what we are here for? Is it not our mission to make our world a better place, so how can he say, don’t change? Notice that that he uses the word ‘accept’ and then change will occur as part of a natural process. Acceptance rather than struggle is the key that unlocks the power to change. The more we struggle and fight with something negative the more we empower it. For example many have found that a sure way of putting on weight is to go on a diet! A diet places our focus firmly on food and so not only increases our appetite but sends a message to our body to retain what we do eat because a shortage is imminent.

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