JIM
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JIM asked in Social SciencePsychology · 1 decade ago

Will you tell me what you know about acceptance and peace of mind?

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  • Debi
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    Acceptance is the realization that not everything is under your control - somethings just happen whatever you do. Acceptance is knowing when to shrug your shoulders and stop fighting.

    Peace of mind - that only comes with acceptance.

    What's with the thumbs down - has the Grinch arrived at Y/A ?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    denial is the big problem regarding this issue. the big D. usually, an event or a bad situation is the underlying thing that cause someone to breakthrough the D. seeing the light that you are wrong, misunderstood, or had it confused comes from pain and suffering. that forces one to break out of some of their D. they see it and then face the dilemma of "acceptance."

    some things are easier to accept than others. sometimes "you can't handle the truth," as Jack Nicholson said. it is pushed down and is comparable to pretending you don't need glasses despite all the "accidents."

    when you see the light, and you truly accept the reality of your own folly, it is gradually less and less a burden. when you see and accept you may feel smaller and less important but the relief can be enormous. no matter if it involves, family, finance, job or your personal health. but first the denial will block any possibility of seeing the truth. you might be the problem with your blind denial.

    peace of mind? if you get past denial and gain true acceptence of the truth and reality, then you have reduced your mental burden. that which always gnaws away in the back of your mind. your mind was so busy thrusting and parrying to have much peace. the truth was shove down always trying to emerge. denial is hard work.

    in this sense, peace of mind can be likened to taking the load off and a lessening of the pain and anguish. it just happens. the relief is so nice, like a headache that finally goes away.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    acceptance = content and being happy with what happens forever hopefully

    peace of mind = content and peace with all and have no hard feelings against anyone. Just happy with how things are and want them to be the same without negative or emotional or overt feelings that can jeopardize the mind

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    acceptance is knowing what you have the power to change - and more importantly, what you don't. Peace of mind is the result of that knowledge.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It starts with the realization that we can only control ourselves and our own actions. Second, acknowledge the fact that we cannot change others unless they truly want to change, if change is needed.

    From there it's a matter of who we choose to call friends; are they truly friends or are they trying to change you to be like them? Are they sincere and helpful or are they 'users' -- using you for their benefit and giving nothing in return? Be watchful of this -- it causes problems and to have peace of mind, we need to eliminate problems.

  • 1 decade ago

    Read the third chapter from the big book of Alcoholics Anonymous.

  • joe
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Mafia Girl has answered admirably, I am blessed with those attributes, and as an 83 year old it makes life truly worth living, we must all count our blessings. Happy Christmas to all.

  • Liz
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    In order to get there, you must forgive everyone and not hold a grudge.

    That includes forgiving yourself when you f*ck up.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i cannot add anything to "johnny's" essay. a bit long winded but he understands the subject and nobody else does. i defer to johnny. thanks and merry christmas.

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