Gift of Acceptance

Album: Open Door (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • In this song, India.Arie practices non-judgment, accepting the beliefs of others even when they contrast with her own.

    The Atlanta-based singer began practicing yoga in 2006, and it became part of her daily routine - she would even bring a mat with her on the road. The spiritual aspect of yoga was a direct influence on this song. She explained to Yoga Journal: "The things that I say in that song are things that I always thought, but I guess I was afraid of it because I didn't want to offend anyone or go too far. But not being able to speak my true mind in my music was not sustainable. I'm not afraid anymore."

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