You cannot "attract" acceptance from the universe. Acceptance is internal. It comes from within.ZenOfchaos wrote:What I meant was attract the ability to 'accept' sensations rather than wishing them away.
Here is a great insight from Lao Tzu
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”
The "inner" resistance that Lao talks of comes in the form of protective thoughts, these thoughts inhibit the thinkers experience of natural & spontaneous changes in sensations. Have you noticed?
The good news is we can exchange protective thoughts for positive affirmations that allow us to fully experience the natural & spontaneous changes that Lao points to.
You don't attract natural & spontaneous changes...it's not about attracting anything. It's about becoming receptive or open to what is naturally happening around us.