Posts by Shunya Anding

Shunya is the founder of HeartWisdom, a mindfulness-based wellness coaching practice. A Buddhist meditation teacher, art supporter, and life-long student of body based movement, she coaches with creativity, compassion, and insight, to help her clients find what they really want in life, while uncovering their own resources along this discovery path. Read along at heartwisdomcoaching.com and start your journey today! You can find Shunya on a sunny hill in San Francisco with her husband and mischievous dog Nico.

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Acceptance Is Not Passive; It’s the Path to Peace

“The price of our vitality is the sum of all of our fears.” ~David Whyte

Acceptance by its very nature is imperfect; it’s messy and often unpleasant, while ultimately leading to a place of growth, a sense of freedom, and a life familiar with ease. I know this because I have had a lot of painful acceptance in my life, and it has been crucial to helping me move beyond the stuckness of fear and suffering.

Years ago, being the natural striving, fun-seeking, achievement-oriented person I was, I ignored the fact that my body felt like a truck had run …