Acceptance sounds so simple; why is made so complicated?
Basically because of the ego-mind's inclination for complication. One false argument presented is that acceptance means no change, not making any kind of effort. And yet, true acceptance takes the most intense kind of effort and makes the most radical kind of change. The catch is, where does that sort of effort come from and to what is it applied?
Why should effort be involved in the acceptance of all as it is?
Because getting into the state of acceptance means getting out of the clutches of ego-mind's tendencies. This mind resists because it seeks to control and manipulate to its own advantage, and letting go of this control can be very uncomfortable or even painful. Again, the real question is how to make any such effort free of ego-mind's claims.
So what to do?
That's where a transitional self enters the picture, an inner center that can become more dominant with practice, a place from which we can function in a way that is less self-absorbed and less prey to ego-mind’s whims. It’s a place in us where a greater awareness can grow free of life’s hypnotic spell, encouraging a determination to tame the wild bull that's roving about in mind's arena.
Eventually this can allow the wisdom of the heart to become receptive to the presence of the Beloved. Then we're open to the possibility of awakening's hand taking the lead, pointing the way into Self's domain.