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TOTD 07 Dec 2001

The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.

-Nathaniel Branden

...act for change from the embrace of things as they are. This is the only action or creative movement. All else is reaction.

-Laurence G. Boldt, Zen and the Art of Making a Living

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memgineer
Dec. 7th, 2001 05:06 pm (UTC)
Not quite so clear cut.
While I agree with the first part of the Branden quote, I think there is an interim step between awareness and acceptance, and that step is articulation. I find it essential to verbaly identify things before I begin tinkering with acceptance, rejection, or indifference. Sometimes, the articulation step leads in interesting directions, when the words that feel right are a surprise. Oh, well, our brains are fascinating things, and we should hope they never stop occasionally throwing us a curve.
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