If you look at yourself in your moments of pleasure or pain, you will invariably find that it is not the thing in itself that is pleasant or painful, but the situation of which it is a part. Pleasure lies in the relationship between the enjoyer and the enjoyed. And the essence of it is … Continue reading Nisargadatta Maharaj on Pleasure and Pain
Surrender is the simple but profound wisdom of yielding to rather than opposing the flow of life. The only place where you can experience the flow of life is the Now, so to surrender is to accept the present moment unconditionally and without reservation. It is to relinquish inner resistance to what is. Inner resistance … Continue reading Eckhart Tolle on Surrender and Acceptance
"The essence of saintliness is total acceptance of the present moment, harmony with things as they happen. A saint does not want things to be different from what they are; he knows that, considering all factors, they are unavoidable. He is friendly with the inevitable and,. therefore, does not suffer. Pain he may know, but … Continue reading Nisargadatta Maharaj on Acceptance
The Supreme Being lovingly accepts everything. Ego does not.
If I asked you to accept environmental destruction, heinous crimes or terrorism, that resistant part of you is the ego. It flares and says “I simply cannot accept these things”.
But acceptance is not the same as giving support or approval. Accepting is a radical allowing that lovingly accepts the potentials of the universe.
Acceptance says “This is what is happening” without judgement.
If you examine your non-acceptance, you will see that is actually ineffective anyway. Non-acceptance is an egoic resitance to what-is, and it causes anger and separation.
All you have to do is practice loving compassion.
For example, if you accept that humanity is destroying the planet out of greed; loving kindness will guide you in how best to heal the planet. The difference is that without anger and opposition, you can get beside perpertrators of destruction and undestand…
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Here is the link to a well-written article on how to end suffering. It mainly talks about acceptance and living in the now. https://randommusings2020.wordpress.com/how-to-end-suffering/