|"In your practice you should accept everything as it is,|
giving to each thing the same respect given to a Buddha. Then Buddha bows to Buddha, and you bow to yourself. This is the true bow."
While dealing with complex sentiments about my family, my story and my role in the play we´re performing (my mother is ill again), I came across this quote and I remembered -once again- the great importance of accepting but not only things as they are, also my own perspective
Sometimes, I feel that when I try to accept something, often I start to be judicious about my own viewpoints, and this causes me confusion. I don´t want to judge -because this makes difficult accepting things as they are- but I don´t want to fall in an absolute relativism, where nothing matters
Acceptance doesn´t mean to resign ourselves to living a life that is not pleasant if it can be changed. It doesn´t mean to praise immobility. On the contrary, it means to be true to what is happening in order to keep on living, evolving, experiencing new things... but we can do it if we are not true to ourselves, to our own feelings, gifts, and the way we see life
As far as I am concerned, acceptance is all about going with the flow and this entails, no resistance and also, stop judging life and embracing the inevitable, but is not about unjustified permissiveness: we must have responses to what is happening, and this response can be either active or passive
I know this in theory, but quite often I find difficult to stay in the happy medium of a serene acknowledgement