Over time she was able to accept and let herself cry on walks. Next, she was able to hold some of his belongings while she accepted that he was gone. Her wall of resistance was softening, and though she felt grief, the suffering became less.
The way to Radically Accept is to do it radically – which means you do it all the way, with your full body, mind, and spirit. And often, it’s a practice, not a one-time fix.
You have to stop pounding the wall. Instead, gently lean your body against it and slowly let yourself slide down to the ground, soften your face, gentle your breath, turn the palms of your hands open and, just for this moment, accept what is.
And then do it again.
Radical Acceptance is your entry into misery and the way out of hell.
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Written By Cecilia Dintino
Originally Appeared In Twisting The Plot