Acceptance will bring you genuine freedom. You cannot ever be truly free if you’re hiding from the reality of your life. That reality is always lurking in the corner of your awareness. The very best thing to do with it is to bring it out into the open, where you can deal with it once and for all. If you’ve ever tried to hide something about yourself from others, you know how miserable it can make you. Just think how much more confining it is when you try to hide something from yourself. Acceptance can free you from that miserable imprisonment and dread. It can free your attention and your strength to focus on moving positively ahead.