Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.
Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.
Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.
We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.
There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer.
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.
Acceptance of one's life has nothing to do with resignation; it does not mean running away from the struggle. On the contrary, it means accepting it as it comes, with all the handicaps of heredity, of suffering, of psychological complexes and injustices.
Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.
The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain.
I think happiness comes from self-acceptance. We all try different things, and we find some comfortable sense of who we are. We look at our parents and learn and grow and move on. We change.
The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.
All great changes are preceded by chaos.
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.
There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse.
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
There is certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in traveling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position, and be bruised in a new place.
My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.
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