chapter  4
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Acceptance and Endurance with Emotions

To conclude the chapter, you will practice several exercises in order to experientially understand acceptance, including its role in following Jesus. Along the way, you will reect on a range of emotions you might have historically tried to avoid, which can get in the way of walking behind Christ, practice enduring painful emotions like early desert Christians, and practice two forms of contemplation, which you can carry with you into daily living. Above all else, this chapter will help you to relate differently to painful inner experiences, given that the tug-of-war with them is often more distracting than the symptoms themselves.