- acceptance 2
begins when we start
to accept our own weaknesses.
just ain't possible to explain some things. It's interesting
and do some speculation, but the main thing
is you have
to accept it--take it
for what it is,
and get on with your growing.
are people who live lives little different than the beasts,
and I don't mean that badly. I mean that they accept
day to day without struggle or question or regret. To them
things just are, like the earth and sky and seasons.
very first problem is to accept our present circumstances as they
ourselves as we are, and the people about us as they are.
to adopt a realistic humility without which no genuine advance can
begin. . . . Provided we strenuously avoid turning these realistic
surveys of the
facts of life into unrealistic alibis for apathy or defeatism, they
the sure foundation upon which increased emotional health
and therefore spiritual progress can be built.
Bill Sees It
The first step toward change is
acceptance. Once you accept yourself,
you open the
door to change. That's all you have to do.
Change is not
something you do, it's something you allow.
is not submission; it is acknowledgement
of the facts
of a situation, then deciding
what you're going to do about it.
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Of course there is no formula for success
an unconditional acceptance
of life and what it brings.
The survival of the fittest is the
ageless law of nature, but the fittest
strong. The fittest are
those endowed with the
the ability to accept
inevitable and conform to the
existing or changing conditions.
Dave. E Smalley
asks no person whether he or she will accept life.
That is not the choice. You must take it. The
only question is how.
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|God does not
make clones. Each person is different, a tribute
to God's creativity. If we are to love our neighbors as
we must accept people as they are and not demand
that they conform to our own image.
Acceptance of what has happened is the first step
to overcoming the consequence of any misfortune.
in life that we really accept undergoes a change.
So suffering must become love. That is the mystery.
Radical Acceptance says that life works better when
you accept people
for who they are, without judgment. Once you have done that
then act accordingly.
What does that mean? Here is an example. In a car
the accelerator pedal
is on the right and the brake is to the left. That is not a
big deal. I don't see
impassioned pleas to rearrange the pedals. People know this
and accept it
without judgment. Now let's imagine that you think having
is bad. Furthermore, since you don't like it, you are going
to act as if the
pedals are reversed. It won't take you long to come to
But failure to accept people is like the example above.
How many of us see,
not the person in front of us, but the person we expect to
see. Then we act
as if they are how we expect to see them. And, sure enough,
we come to grief.
Come to know them through their actions, accept without
judgment and act
accordingly. If the other is a controlling person, then I
know I will either need
to let go my need for control or be prepared for a battle of
wills. If the other is
chronically late, then I need to invite them early to events, be
prepared to start
without them, or wait. In any case, to get upset is to
pretend they are someone
different--and that's like pretending the accelerator and brake
a quick road to grief.
want to help us throw out what is unwanted and keep only
what is wanted. But
what is left may not be very much.
try to throw away what we donít want, we may throw away
most of ourselves.
Instead of acting as if we can dispose of parts of
ourselves, we should
learn the art of transformation.
We can transform our anger, for example,
into something more wholesome, like understanding.
We do not need surgery to
remove our anger. If
we become angry at our anger, we will have two angers
at the same time. We
only have to observe it with love and attention.
If we take care of our anger this way, without trying to run away
it will transform itself. This
is peacemaking. If we
are peaceful in ourselves,
we can make peace with our anger.
We can deal with depression, anxiety,
fear, or any unpleasant feeling in the same way.
you are comes from the blood of those who set you on this journey.
That is likewise unchangeable. What you see in the
reflecting pool of truth
is who you are. You cannot change that, so it is wise not to
The wiser choice is to embrace it and make it your strength.
M. Marshall III
- acceptance 2
The best thing about
coming out is, it's totally liberating. You feel like you've
made this incredible discovery about yourself and you want
to share it and be
open and honest and not spend all your time wondering how is
going to react, or should I be careful around this person,
or what will the
neighbors say? And it's more. It's about getting past the
question of what's
wrong with me, to knowing there's nothing wrong, that you
were born this
way. You're a normal person and a beautiful person and you
should be proud
of who you are. You deserve to live with dignity and show
people your pride.
Julie Anne Peters
Keeping You a Secret
at some point you have to make peace with what you were
and if God wanted me to be a shy girl with thin, dark hair,
have made me that way, but He didn't. Useful, then,
might be to
accept how I was made and embody myself fully therein.
Eat, Pray, Love
we fight who we are, struggling against ourselves and our
natures. But we must learn to accept who we are and
we become. We must love ourselves for what and who we are,
and believe in our talents.
It costs so much to
be a full human being that there are very few
who have the enlightenment or the courage to pay the price.
. . .
One has to abandon altogether the search for security, and
to the risk of living with both arms. One has to
embrace the world like
a lover. One has to accept pain as a condition of
existence. One has
to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing.
One needs a will
stubborn in conflict, but apt always to total acceptance of
every consequence of living and dying.
Morris L. West
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common problem, yours, mine, every one's,
Is--not to fancy what were fair in life
Provided it could be,--but, finding first
What may be, then find how to make it fair
Up to our means: a very different thing!
I know and accept myself--all my strengths and all my
I am immediately respectful of everyone else because I know
have something beautiful within them that I do not have.
with Our Souls
curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am,
then I can change.
- acceptance 2
|If we live, we live; if we die, we die; if we
suffer, we suffer;
if we are terrified, we are terrified. There is no
problem about it.
face up to awful things because we can't go around them, or
them. The sooner you say 'Yes, it happened, and there's
nothing I can do
about it,' the sooner you can get on with your own life.
You've got children
to bring up. So you've got to get over it. What we have to
somehow we do. Even the worst things.
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Once you accept yourself there's no reason to
hold anything back.
Stephen C. Paul
is acceptable as it is and how it is in existence. There
is not the slightest desire in nature for it to be otherwise.