Acceptance

Acceptance in human psychology is a person's assent to the reality of a situation, recognizing a process or condition (often a negative or uncomfortable situation) without attempting to change it, protest, or exit. The concept is close in meaning to 'acquiescence', derived from the Latin 'acquiēscere' (to find rest in).

Acceptance is fundamental to the core dogma of most Abrahamic religions, the word "Islam" can be translated as "acceptance", "surrender" or "voluntary submission" and Christianity is based upon the "acceptance" of Jesus of Nazareth as the "Christ" and could be compared to some Eastern religious concepts such as Buddhist mindfulness. Religions and psychological treatments often suggest the path of acceptance when a situation is both disliked and unchangeable, or when change may be possible only at great cost or risk. Acceptance may imply only a lack of outward, behavioral attempts at possible change, but the word is also used more specifically for a felt or hypothesized cognitive or emotional state.

Read more about Acceptance:  Definition, Types, Beliefs

Other articles related to "acceptance":

Acceptance - Beliefs
... Within Christian beliefs acceptance is characterized as forgiveness ... In the Muslim community, acceptance of Allah as their higher being is similar to people that are considered Christian and how they accept God as their higher being (Bates, 2002) ... Beliefs can be used in different ways to be related to acceptance especially in everyday life although beliefs may be more based on religion ...
LGBT History In The Netherlands - 21st Century - 2010 - 2014
... While much of the Dutch discourse about acceptance of homosexuality within religion was focused on the lack of acceptance in Islam, this case showed that the ...
Mindfulness (psychology) - Specific Mindfulness-based Therapy Programs - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
... Hayes and others have developed acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), originally called "comprehensive distancing", which uses strategies of mindfulness, acceptance, and behavior change ...
Soviet–Lithuanian Mutual Assistance Treaty - Negotiations - Acceptance
... In Lithuania, President Antanas Smetona doubted that it was worth gaining Vilnius for such a price and debated whether the negotiations could be broken off ... Bizauskas argued that refusing the treaty would not prevent Soviet Union from implementing its plan ...
Twamp - Academics - Law and Medical School Acceptance Rates
... From 1999 to 2003 (the latest available figures), W M's law and medical school acceptance rates hovered between 72% and 84%, respectively ... These figures are notably above the national acceptance rate averages of 50% and 64% for medical and law school, respectively ...

Famous quotes containing the word acceptance:

    Nothing, neither acceptance nor prohibition, will induce a child to stop swearing overnight. Teach your child respect for himself and others, that profanity can hurt, offend, and disgust, and you’ll be doing the best you can...And save your parental giggling over mispronounced curses for after the children’s bedtime.
    Jean Callahan (20th century)

    One of the oddest features of western Christianized culture is its ready acceptance of the myth of the stable family and the happy marriage. We have been taught to accept the myth not as an heroic ideal, something good, brave, and nearly impossible to fulfil, but as the very fibre of normal life. Given most families and most marriages, the belief seems admirable but foolhardy.
    Jonathan Raban (b. 1942)

    The dignity to be sought in death is the appreciation by others of what one has been in life,... that proceeds from a life well lived and from the acceptance of one’s own death as a necessary process of nature.... It is also the recognition that the real event taking place at the end of our life is our death, not the attempts to prevent it.
    Sherwin B. Nuland (b. 1930)