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Dr. Jon Kabat Zin




Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, talks about the Attitude of Acceptance in Mindfulness practice and daily life.


Acceptance is a very active process. There's nothing passive about it. It's not passive resignation, but it's an act of recognition that things are actually the way they are. Sometimes they're not the way we want them to be. So acceptance doesn't mean that we can't work to change the world or to change circumstances of one kind or another, but it means that unless we accept things as they.

We will try to force things to be as they are not. And that can create an enormous amount of difficulty. Uh, if we recognize the actuality of things, then we have the potential to apply, uh, wisdom in that situation to actually, uh, Um, shift our own relationship to what is occurring in ways that might be profoundly healing and transformative.

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