Resentment develops from not accepting the fact of life - energy goes into opposing what is already so even though we have evidence that we can't change it.
Resentment is a form of 'already listening' — we are already angry, we just need an event to trigger off an interpretation/story.
It is a position of 'being the victim'.
The predisposition in the mood of resentment is revenge and punishment - wanting to 'get them back'.
Anger is usually a 'public' conversation while resentment is usually a 'private' conversation.
Resignation develops from opposing possibilities — in the mood of resignation we assess that our actions in the future will make no difference so we don't engage in action that might produce change.
Resignation stifles the 'expansive' tendency within humans.
In this mood we deny the capacity to 'design the future'.
The mood stultifies conversations for possibilities/speculation.
The mood where we accept fact - we realise what we cannot change and rest in that — we accept limitations.
It is not complacency.
Acceptance allows us to 'put the past to rest' and move on.
Acceptance and the resultant peace is the basis of the practice of the 'legitimate other' — the mood of acceptance is about accepting differences and the mood of peace is about resting in what people are.
Acceptance positions one as a learner.
The mood where we acce
The opposite to resignation — in ambition we identify and create spaces for ourselves and others — it is about designing the future.
Ambition is associated with optimism — a 'can do' attitude.
Ambition is not to be confused with 'Blind optimism' — ambition encompasses the notion of prudence — having sound judgment.