Acceptance comes when we love in the present moment.  Buddhists call it Mindfulness.  Christian scripture says:  “Take no thought for tomorrow, for tomorrow will take care of itself.”

When we spend too much in the past in our thoughts, we will lean toward depression because we are powerless about what was.  When we spend too much time in the future, anxiety can happen because we cannot be sure of what will happen.  Powerless again.  Ralph Waldo Emerson said:  “With the past, I have nothing to do, nor with the future, so I LIVE NOW.”

Abraham Maslow said:  “The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.”

Buddha said:  “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn the past, or worry about the future or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”