- 2015 7 Jul
The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous purports that acceptance is the answer to all of life’s problems. While this could be a bit overstated, there is most definitely power in acceptance. The lack of acceptance—wanting people, situations and circumstances to be something different than what they are—leaves us frustrated and struggling against reality. We so badly want someone to do more than they are doing or be more than they are being. But acceptance, at least for this time, gives us a bit of breathing room. We are then able to step back and consider our situation. What are you railing against today? Where do you need to practice acceptance?
Dr. David Hawkins is the director of the Marriage Recover Center where he counsels couples in distress. He is the author of over 30 books, including Dealing With the CrazyMakers in Your Life, 90 Days to a Fantastic Marriage, and When Pleasing Others is Hurting You. Dr. Hawkins grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and lives with his wife on the South Puget Sound where he enjoys sailing, biking, and skiing. He has active practices in two Washington cities. You can also find Dr. Hawkins on Facebook and Twitter. Dr. Hawkins offers a free, 20 minute consultation, with requests sent to his email address at [email protected]. Also, remember his guarantee at The Marriage Recovery Center: 3 Days To A New Marriage, Guaranteed! He is also excited to continue offering his special eBook, A Love Life of Your Dreams free for you to download.