28 May Acceptance and happiness
I have for quite some time now advocated the position that happiness is partly about changing what can be changed, accepting what can’t be changed and being wise enough to know the difference.
In recent years cognitive therapy, an approach very much based on change, has integrated elements of acceptance and mindfulness and as a result, advocates change AND acceptance.
These are not necessarily mutually exclusive terms and I believe true happiness involves both.
For those of you who’re interested in reading more about how to achieve happiness utilising these principles the NY Times recently published the following article – click here