At the core of many spiritual traditions lies the idea of acceptance of ‘what is’, and surrender. Focusing on the first of these, we are taught that by embracing the truth of our current situation (what scientists have termed ‘active acceptance’) we can release the tension that exists when we hold ourselves away or resist what is happening and by doing so take our first steps towards healing. However, acceptance of painful situations is not easy, so how can we begin to reframe our challenges, allowing ourselves to see the treasure of opportunity that lies within?
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