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Meditation and Acceptance
Tweet TweetThese words of wisdom from Sam Harris talk about meditation and acceptance. Acceptance of what is in the present moment is the key to liberation and happiness. The past is gone, the future has not yet come. We only have the present moment and accepting it just as it is can change our lives in radical ways. “Merely accepting that we are lazy, distracted, petty, easily provoked to anger, and inclined to waste our time in ways that we will later regret is not a path to happiness. And yet it is true that meditation requires total acceptance of what is given in the present moment. If you are injured and in pain, the path to mental peace can be traversed in a single step: Simply accept the pain as it arises, while doing whatever you need to do to help your body heal. If you are anxious before giving a speech, become willing to feel the anxiety fully, so that it becomes a meaningless pattern of energy in your mind and body. Embracing the contents of [...]