publication date: Jun 8, 2011
author/source: Anne Coates
What Is, Is!
provides readers with a new way of thinking
that will transform their lives, specifically working with the critical inner voice
to support the manifestation of lasting changes
. One of the techniques Graham W Price
advocates is innovatively called the "pacceptance principle
" supports people to develop the habit of accepting what is,
and then focuses on action
to change the future. The pacceptance principal
as stated in the book is:"What is, is
And there's not point wishing
That it isn't
But if we want to change the future
We won't do it by wishing
We need to act"Graham Price
maintains that we all do the best
we could have done or the only thing
we could have done at any given momen
t. As I read What Is, Is!
I congratulated myself
that I was able to and in fact do do this. However what is, in my opinion, far harder
to achieve is accepting
that someone else's action was the best or only thing
they could have done – especially if they have hurt
you. This obviously doesn't apply
when people do really nasty things
like committing violent crime!
However acceptance or pacceptance
doesn't mean that we abnegate responsibility
. Far from it: "Eliminating regret and self-blame doesn't mean diminishing our responsibility."
We have to decide
to act differently in the future
and take actions to prevent
a recurrence of past mistakes
.What Is, Is!
is a fascinating book and well worth taking one's time to work through
. There are excellent case studies
to illuminate situations and each chapter ends with an Action Summary
. My only real criticism
is the marbled grey background to the action sections
which makes reading more difficult
. The book ends with a useful two-page summary
which the author suggests you photocopy
and keep at hand for regular reference.
Published by HotHive Books What Is, Is!: The Power of Positive Acceptance
is available from Amazon.