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2nd Friday – A Few Good Words and A Little Music



This is my favourite definition of acceptance, written by Jon Kabat Zinn. It is included in a collection called Arriving at Your Own Door: 108 Lessons in Mindfulness. This one is #70.

Acceptance doesn’t by any stretch of the imagination mean passive resignation. Quite the opposite. It takes a huge amount of fortitude and motivation to accept what is – especially when you don’t like it – and then work mindfully as best you possibly can with the circumstances you find yourself in, and with the resources at your disposal, to be in wise relationship to what is, which may mean at some point acting to mitigate, heal, re-direct, or change what can be changed.



And now for a little music with a Ukulele Master, Jake Shimabukuro. Click here for Jake on u tube.

You may want to sit back, turn up your volume a little and enjoy the music Jake produces on his uke. I wish you a lovely long May week-end. May the sun shine warmly. See you Monday, Trudy.