on a separate note:
the opposite of acceptance is resistance. — Christopher Germer, The mindful path to…
this certainly seems/feels accurate.
on the other hand, I will have to ponder the following with it’s weird sense of truth and awkwardness:
for a good man to realize that it is better to be whole than to be good is to enter on a strait and narrow path compared to which his previous rectitude was flowery license. — John Middleton Murry
which Parker Palmer kind of toys with in a weird parallel…when moses asks god who is he, god replied, “I am who I am;” not “I am good.”