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.
Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.
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.
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.
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.
We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.
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.
Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
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 best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain.
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.
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.
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.
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.
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.
The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.
All great changes are preceded by chaos.
You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler.
Those who expect moments of change to be comfortable and free of conflict have not learned their history.
Of course there is no formula for success, except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life, and what it brings
Without accepting the fact that everything changes, we cannot find perfect composure. But unfortunately, although it is true, it is difficult for us to accept it. Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer.
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