Tara Brach’s “Radical Acceptance”

In her book “Radical Acceptance: Embracing your Heart With the Life Of a Buddha” this psychotherapist and meditation teacher attempts to define what Radical Acceptance is;

“The way out of our cage begins with accepting absolutely everything about ourselves and our life, by embracing with wakefulness and care our moment to moment experience. By accepting absolutely everything, what I mean is that we are aware of what is happening within our mind and body in any given moment, without trying to control, judge or pull away. I do not mean we are putting up with harmful behaviour-our own or others. This is an inner process of accepting our actual, present moment experience. It means feeling sorrow and pain without resisting. It means feeling desire or dislike for someone or something without judging ourselves for the feeling or being driven to act on it. Clearly recognizing what is happening inside us, and regarding what we see with an open, kind and loving heart is what I call Radical Acceptance.”

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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