Acceptance, Action, Self-Compassion


I can never get enough of this stuff. I don’t have time to add some of my own thoughts right now, but I can’t let this one pass without passing it on: it’s always helpful to accept yourself, especially when it comes to dealing with your physical self. We live in a society that has created multiple multi-billion dollar industries about making us unhappy with ourselves. Am I thin enough, fit enough (not the same thing!!!), hip enough, etc. enough? I always come back to a line that I originally heard was from the radical psychiatrist, R.D. Laing, but later heard had originated with Krishnamurti:¬†To be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society is a dubious¬†achievement.



About jamesmatter

Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) in private practice in San Francisco. I work with adults, adolescents, and couples, with focus on substance use and abuse and co-occurring disorders (having both a mental illness and an addiction).
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2 Responses to Acceptance, Action, Self-Compassion

  1. Swiss Scall-Hart says:

    Great post!

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