Reviews of Theology, Broadly Understood

Friday, April 6, 2007

Acceptance

"How to cope with unpleasant conditions? Be willing to have it so! Acceptance of what has happened is the first step in overcoming the consequences of any misfortune. Don't fight - if you can't beat it - ACCEPT IT. Be willing to have it so. Then adjust. When fate closes one door, Faith opens another. Seek the open door. "

William James
(Varieties of Religious Experience)