“Acceptance means that you don’t reject situations.
“Instead of running away from a situation, you receive the reality of what is presented or what is happening without desiring it to be different. You acknowledge that a situation exists instead of covering it up or pretending you agree. Acceptance is not the same thing as endorsement. You might accept the fact that you are, for instance, headed for a cliff. You can then do something about it. You do not simply hope for it to work out when there’s real danger. That is not acceptance. You have a sense of boundaries that produces appropriate responses.”
Excerpted from Heard Around the Fire, page 26