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On Acceptance

Acceptance of circumstances and realities that one faces in life certainly is a choice, and so is refusal or denial. Whether acceptance is better or worse than, or equally the same as refusal, depends on the person's MiHeS (mind, heart, soul) set, then on plan of action and execution that follow. What more important is to consider things that matter to the subject and the stakeholder involved, and everything else should come second or third.

In most cases, acceptance brings peace in one's MiHeS, as it will clear up all of the ego's closest allies, namely worries, fears, angers, disappointments, personal or family's prides, etc. With clear mind, assessment of current situation can be carried out more rationally, and options for the future can be laid out by opening all available chances and possibilities with less of reservations.

With clear heart, a more open and sincere communication can be sought. Hidden and unspoken concerns can be unearthed, and solutions may be offered. Fears and angers can be neutralized, and disappointments will be evaporated as pride will no longer be in highest command.

Clear soul enables person to see farther across the horizon of life and beyond. Realities, no matter how bitter and painful they are, maybe necessary and part of the mysterious journeys for the person to take to get closer to his or her calls in life. The true and ultimate reasons to be in existence.

Acceptance may not always be the best choice for all circumstances. Besides, life will certainly be flat and dull without flame of spirit to fight things that seemingly can't be beaten or be avoided. Acceptance, however, may serve like oasis when MiHeS and the body that houses them are in dire need of clear water of heart, shady place that covering them from the scorching sun of mind, and area that protect them from the dessert storm of soul.

, seorang pejalan musiman dan penyuka sejarah. Penduduk Jakarta yang sedang tinggal di Cikarang Utara. Diperbarui: June 20, 2009.

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