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Hello, Anxiety: “Accepting Acceptance”

This blog category is the journaling and journey-ing of my quest to say (with cautious sincerity) “Hello, Anxiety” and to take a look at the condition from my “me-andering” views.

Homework from a recent therapy session found me composing “realistic” affirmations or mantra statements. I tend to be a bit of a perfectionist, which is ironic since I never do anything perfectly.

As with most of us, I suppose, I really want life to bend in the direction I desire. But it often (very often) does not.

Here are a few affirmations I will (sometimes begrudgingly) practice:

“My life IS as it IS right now, and I accept that truth.”

“Everything may not be perfect in my life right now, and I am accepting of that truth as well.”

“I’m okay where I am right now.”

“I am who I am right now.”

7 thoughts on “Hello, Anxiety: “Accepting Acceptance”

  1. Bravo! We all need to take a look at ourselves and our lives and figure out who we are and how we feel about that. I have just finished reading ‘the Book of Joy” Doug Abrams with the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu. I found it a thought provoking read and I had to answer a lot of ??? about myself and my life. I may have to write a blog post about some of that.

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  2. Yes, acceptance is the right track. Perhaps not the road but a paving stone is the following: What I want is to want nothing. Which is not to advocate anorexia (in a general sense, not necessarily the medical) but to encourage a richer meditation on desire and satisfaction. Keep up the good work

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