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I Practice Acceptance

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 176 People

    History will never accept difficulties

    as an excuse. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 11, 2014

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    Because I Just Don't Care...

    Yeah I don't have to practice acceptance...I just don't care about what other people do, so it ends up being the same as accepting. Me- "Oh you like to rape little girls?" Random **** head- "Yes it's my favorite pass time." Me- "Aight."
    inexperienced inexperienced 22-25, M Nov 27, 2010

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    Acceptance is the only real source of peace,

    serenity, and tranquility. It is also considered as "surrender," "Joining them," Bowing to the inevitable." If you have an urgent desire to help yourself, it can be acquired. One of my absolute favorite reads in the big book is about acceptance. From page 449 AA big book, 417...
    sexiskey sexiskey 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 5, 2014

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    But Of Course

    Not only do I practice it and been told by people I preach it....acceptance by a person heart, mind and soul...the world may see in different colors but to me all I see is in black and white, and I am not talking about skin color...if something is wrong then it will always be...
    PoppaBear53 PoppaBear53 56-60, M Sep 27, 2011

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    More People Should

    The only time I have a hard time accepting someone is when they are the type of person that has no problem causing harm to others. I don't care what else they are into or who they are otherwise.I always try not to judge others, just I don't want to be judged. I have found that I...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40, T 1 Response May 9, 2013

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    For Others

    I practice accepting others for who they are. Cheesy sounding I know, but I truly feel this way. After all, I have no right to infringe upon what people hold as their beliefs, morals etc. Sure, I will encounter people I don't agree with, but that's when the magical word TOLERANCE...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 70+, F 4 Responses Sep 25, 2010

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    To Live Well Is To Accept...

    Life is full of surprises and misfortunes.It affects people's lives and the impact can be life treatening to some too.I am one that has more misfortunes that surprises.I manage to live life with tolerance and endurance without suspecting anything. Now i am feeling the impact of...
    unshakable unshakable 61-65, F 5 Responses Jun 30, 2010

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    Joyfully Unaccomplished?

    Below is something that I wrote a few months ago and posted on a community forum in which I felt safe, understood and embraced. I wrote it in an attempt to reach out, connect and get some perspective but not one person responded. Not a one. Because I had bore so much of my soul...
    Shandana Shandana 46-50, F Jun 13, 2011

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    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 30

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    simoachraf simoachraf 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I've always been a social outcast. Every time I get close to being part of a group I somehow screw it up.
    SAOFreak SAOFreak 22-25, M Apr 3

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    Yep. I train horses by loving and trusting them. Not forcing them to do anything. No bit, no spurs.
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F Mar 22

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    Eir89 Eir89 36-40, F Mar 22

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    So is there anyone that is good at what they do or can help me very much because know I have a reason to keep forward and that reason is someone special. I am trying to win a...
    Unknown1047 Unknown1047 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    Whatever I did, it worked but now I'm back to feeling stressed. I'm climbing right now, but this guy from the past is back, we started talking again. I was starting not to care...
    TheAnonymousINFx TheAnonymousINFx 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 28

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    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 29

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    heavyduty1 heavyduty1 66-70, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 31

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    fhfdcxg fhfdcxg 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 1

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    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 2

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    I wonder whether classical music can be used as a focus for mindfulness. I tried it on April 1st but did not succeed because my mind was too full of a plan for an April fools prank...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    Background noise: I suddenly became aware of just how noisy my office is today. There are fewer people here today and the people are quiet. But our office building is right next to...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 3

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    IdahoHOH IdahoHOH 36-40, M 7 Responses Apr 3

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    I broke a rule yesterday. I am to ask Sir for everything. I told Sir that i was going to go to lunch instead of asking His permission to go. I immediately realized my indiscretion...
    JoshsSubmissive JoshsSubmissive 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 4

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    There are different ways to answer the question "How are you?" One can answer on autopilot "Fine. How are you?" But then it is meaningless and potentially untruthful. One can...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 5

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    Today I was not mindful. And it is a shame because despite it being a holiday and there being many things to be grateful about, but I noticed the small unimportant irritations and...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 5

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    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    FrictionFractal FrictionFractal 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    LadyLunaa LadyLunaa 18-21, F Apr 8

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    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    energymustmove energymustmove 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    bach62 bach62 51-55, M 11 hrs ago

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