All kinds of hurt
Acceptance may reduce discomfort
“Attempting to suppress emotional pain may paradoxically increase it. In contrast, being accepting of pain, being willing to experience it . . . has actually been found to decrease it.”
“But such a decrease is only a happy byproduct, for the true purpose of acceptance isn't to diminish pain but rather to become more comfortable feeling it. . . This helps us with the real goal of acceptance: preventing those phenomena from interfering with the achievement of our goals.
For acceptance doesn't mean allowing our problems to go unchallenged; it means accepting the painful thoughts and feelings that invariably arise when problems occur so that they don’t stop us from trying to solve them.”
“This is something everyone who’s ever succeeded in a large way on a public stage knows: you don’t achieve your goals by avoiding pain; you achieve them by being better than everyone else at enduring it.”