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Evolution of Acceptance without Understanding™

During the first COVID-19 lockdown in 2020, I resided in Medellin, Colombia, from March onwards. The attached video is from July 2020 and was taken in the TV room of the apartment where I was living with my Tramily (Travel family).

In this video, I discuss the concept of Acceptance without Understanding, which I have been talking about since 2016, for four years at that time. In my previous post on the topic, I shared how Acceptance without Understanding became a part of my life.

This video captures the moment after I had an epiphany that took my understanding of this concept to a new level.

It was the beginning of the saying:

Begin with Acceptance without Understanding
Grow to Acceptance with Understanding

Cynthia Fortlage, July 2020

Knowing that, as human beings, we are naturally curious, does this evolution of the concept make it easier for you to accept without understanding?


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