Acceptance, as defined in this text is shorthand for “lack or absence of resistance”. The essentiality of this is necessary, a pre-requisite to all that comes after or is a result of it. Acceptance eliminates internal struggle. When one looks outside himself prior to learning who he is himself, he see’s himself as portrayed by the outside world. This becomes a model as to which one “should” strive to become. Those people always smile a lot, always laugh, and are set upon pedestals for all to see. A beacon of happiness shining if one could ever see such a symbol. When one bases and measures himself to these outside sources, shortcomings are inevitable. Either the worshiper will experience rejection or the beacon itself will lose its sparkle in the public’s eye. Attention is then shifted to the next new visual treasure that has the financial resources to promote across the lands far and wide. Following our same man, he must shift his focus to this new sensory stimuli, chase it down and eat it up. This cyclical cycle is a never-ending hunt for that which is unlikely to ever be attained. Rewind. Take this same man, except this time imagine he looked inward first, measured himself to his own personal agenda and then walked out his front door. His own values and standards are immediately bombarded with word-fire and counter attacks. This is the challenge facing those who live by their own set of rules.