- Kathleen Casey Theisen
We must accept change, interdependency, and vulnerability as synonymous with human life…. And what is the difference between truly accepting them and just resigning ourselves to their inevitability?…acceptance feels like a starting point, while resignation feels like a stopping point. Acceptance means seeing the facts for what they are and looking forward from there - what needs to be done now? Resignation means looking at the way things are and feeling hopeless - there’s nothing I can do about it….Acceptance puts process ahead of outcomes…Acceptance means accepting risk and uncertainty….
- Barry Magid. Ending the Pursuit of Happiness; A Zen Guide