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The Three As – Awareness, Acceptance and Action

Acceptance can be empowering because it makes choice possible.

Upon reading my daily inspiration I came across today’s post on change which I felt was very appropriate for my blog. Throughout my blog, there is a strong focus on our ability for awareness of our actions on our environment and interaction with others. I strongly feel that we have a responsibility for improvement, to ourselves and our society. Whether it is setting personal goals for small achievements or large scale opportunities for awareness, it will all require a mindset for change.

"For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead"

Here is a partial excerpt from my reading:

“In dealing with change, a problem, or a discovery, awareness is often followed by a period of acceptance before we can take action. This process is sometimes referred to as the “Three As”- Awareness, Acceptance and Action.

Coping with a new awareness can be extremely awkward and most of us are eager to spare ourselves pain or discomfort. Yet, until we accept the reality with which we have been face, we probably won’t be capable of taking effective action with confidence.

Still, we may hesitate to accept an unpleasant reality because we feel that by accepting, we condone something that is intolerable. But this is not the case.  As it says so eloquently in “One Day at a Time…”, “Acceptance does not mean submission to a degrading situation. I means accepting the fact of a situation, then deciding what we will do about it.” Acceptance can be empowering because it makes choice possible.”