Serenity comes when you trade expectations for acceptance.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.
I follow four dictates: face it, accept it, deal with it, then let it go.
Anything in life that we don't accept will simply make trouble for us until we make peace with it.
Growth begins when we start to accept our own weakness
We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.
Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.
Accepting all the good and bad about someone. It's a great thing to aspire to. The hard part is actually doing it.
If I could define enlightenment briefly I would say it is 'the quiet acceptance of what is'.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections.
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
It's not your job to like me - it's mine
There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.
Beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It's about knowing and accepting who you are.
Surrender is the inner transition from resistance to acceptance, from no to yes.
Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
No amount of self-improvement can make up for any lack of self-acceptance.
Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.
Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end - no apologies, no regrets.
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