I don’t know about you but it’s one of those spellings I really have to think about, like ‘effect’ and ‘affect’.
But even when you come down firmly on the side of one (practice, say) there may still be more than one way of looking at it.
As a verb, it can either mean ‘to do or perform often, customarily, or habitually’ – as in ‘practice politeness’.
Alternatively its definition can be ‘to perform or work at repeatedly so as to become proficient’ – as in ‘practice the act’.
This is a slightly roundabout way of introducing the concept of us having much to gain when we ‘practice acceptance’, the idea that it is generally self-defeating to try and change those things we stand no hope of influencing.
Now, in its original form, I suspect the version of ‘practice’ which was meant was the ‘customarily or habitually’ one, but in a neat semantic twist, maybe it’s also handy to think about the other one – working repeatedly at acceptance so we become better at it?
I suspect that you can’t go from accepting nothing to accepting it all overnight. I’m sure that just like all change, progress will be slow and steady.
But any progress is progress, and every journey can be thought of as a series of steps.
So could it be that the best way to practice acceptance is to practice, every day?