"It is what it is"

The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself. ~ Mark Twain

Acceptance of one’s life has nothing to do with resignation; it does not mean running away from the struggle. On the contrary, it means accepting it as it comes, with all the handicaps of heredity, of suffering, of psychological complexes and injustices. ~ Paul Tournier

These years in silence and reflection made me stronger and reminded me that acceptance has to come from within and that this kind of truth gives me the power to conquer emotions I didn’t even know existed. ~ Ricky Martin


We had an email inquiry yesterday that got me writing about acceptance.  Wes, my colleague, asked if I’d written anything for the blog on that theme – and while it has come up here and there – I couldn’t think of a post with that emphasis.  Now for many of our readers who are out and comfortable with their identity some of the following may seem like it is from an age-gone-by.