Your response to my post is most revealing of what you are in the experiencing of... it reveals more about 'you' than it does of 'me'.
Jody, 'you' are not accepting of my definition of acceptance.
To be unattached, 'means' having No Expectations of results, from a person, place or thing. This is a hidden intention or motive, or also known as a guise.
To be non-identified, is having No Expectations of another having to be a certain way for you, or you for another, this is True Acceptance. For in this way, you do not hold onto another's thoughts, or opinions, or actions as good or bad, right or wrong, especially when another is directing their thoughts or actions or opinions towards you, and especially when their opinion does not agree with yours. You remain unaffected, and from this place, you allow all to be who they are, just the way they are.
Acceptance is allowing what is, to be, what it is, while remaining unchanged by it all.
Writing, 'rights' things. Being right seems to be very important to you right now Jody, in order to 'feel' accepted. I say this genuinely in reading through what you have expressed in your posts as a whole. I genuinely sense your unrest in this post.
Acceptance seems very important to you right now. And what we are doing here is perfect for the unfolding of, learning of this idea. For we are here to 'teach' what we are here to 'learn', as you began this topic for all
to voice in their unique voice. Correct me if I misunderstood you Jody.
When you can allow another's 'opinion' to be different from yours and your peace is not altered by the necessity to call another fool, then the word of Acceptance will take on a deeper 'meaning.'
A playful attitude is a very important to keep in mind when out and about in this world Jody. Humour will take you places on this journey, in ways unlike taking oneself too seriously can.
The way I experienced letting go-releasing from needing another's approval and acceptance was again, from planting thoughts unlike the one's I had been ingrained with throughout my life and I openly share them with all to bless all. This is from the Noon 'Prayers' of The Sacred Prayers offered for anyone's contemplation;
I live in present moment awareness, am not judgmental but discerning, have no expectations and never wonder why.
I am independent of the good or bad opinion of others, inferior and superior to no one and fearless in the face of any challenge.
The universe is on my side; I am where I am suppose to be and am all ways supported.
These words led me to becoming much more accepting of life, as my perspective changed my perception. And this is where I share from.
How you or any 'other' views what I share, is completely self induced. As I cannot think nor be for any other 'outward' expression of myself. I share these to bless others with the opportunity to use them as a 'tool', not to be 'right' in 'my' thinking. I did not write these thoughts. I was given them to share, not to keep to myself. So I trust you will receive this in The Spirit with which they are given. INLOVE.
To your self acceptance.
Peace INLOVE's Joy,