Some folks talk about acceptance, and there is something to it. At the same time, it can sound a little lukewarm and perhaps hiding a secret resistance and grudge.
What about love?
If there is no acceptance or love for what is, it’s because of images and thoughts I have that are taken as true. They are still uninvestigated. And as I investigate these thoughts, there is more clarity, and love is revealed. What thoughts previously called bad, wrong or unfortunate are now revealed as love. The responses these beliefs triggered in me – anger, sadness, grief, fear, frustration, resistance – are revealed as love. These labels, which may also appear not quite true, are revealed as love. The identification with these thoughts and images are revealed as love.
In this context, acceptance – as resistance – is a brilliant pointer. It points me to what’s left.