Your views on acceptance
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|Wed, 04-23-2003 - 12:10pm|
I have a question..more like several questions regarding a certain topic - acceptance. I had group yesterday and acceptance came up and the leader talked about how important acceptance is in dealing with pain. This particular topic came up unexpectedly to me and I reacted with a lot of resistance and anger. I left filled with anger. I embarassed myself and I displayed some embarassing behaviors. Ended up disconnecting a lot for the rest of the day. I struggled with getting myself to even show up to group yesterday because lately I just want to give up. After what happened yesterday, all it did was fuel my desire to discontinue group and therapy. Honestly, I don't know what to think of that anymore. I have a session with my T tmw and I'm finding myself debating if I should go or just cancel and forget everything. Of course, I know that I can't 'forget' everything so that option is pretty pointless.
Anyways, my questions... What does acceptance mean to you? Have you accepted what has happened to you? If so, how did you get there? If not, are to working to get there? What are you doing to achieve acceptance? How important is acceptance to you. I think the main reason I struggle with this is because I have strongly associated approval and acceptance. The group leader insisted we focus on acceptance without approval or something like that. The last 15 minutes was quite fuzzy.
Thanks in advance for sharing your answers/thoughts/opinions.