Updated: Dec 10, 2020
Can acceptance, which many of us think of as passive, really lead to any change, let alone big changes?
Yemima believed that our system naturally learns, grows, and heals. This is true for the body and the mind. We can help this process by giving our system the right conditions to self-correct, learn, and heal. The best conditions for growing are not criticism and rejection but rather love, support, and acceptance. Positive emotions support growth, expansion, and creativity. Negative emotions inhibit our understanding and perspective. A person who accepts herself and acts towards herself kindly can realize all the natural building processes within, and they, in turn, can bring about significant changes. Also important, what is true for self-acceptance is also true for accepting others.