Serenity comes when you trade expectations for acceptance.
We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.
Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don't have to like it... it's just easier if you do.
Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.
The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.
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.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn. ... If a child lives with fear, he learns to be apprehensive. ... If a child lives with encouragement, he learns to be confident. ... If a child lives with acceptance, he learns to love.
The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
A tree that is unbending, is easily broken.
You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give.
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.
There will always be people who will accept you for what you are!
Some people confuse acceptance with apathy, but there's all the difference in the world. Apathy fails to distinguish between what can and what cannot be helped; acceptance makes that distinction. Apathy paralyzes the will- to- action; acceptance frees it by relieving it of impossible burdens.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Growth begins when we start to accept our own weakness
If I could define enlightenment briefly I would say it is 'the quiet acceptance of what is'.
Anything in life that we don't accept will simply make trouble for us until we make peace with it.
Surrender is the inner transition from resistance to acceptance, from no to yes.
I follow four dictates: face it, accept it, deal with it, then let it go.
Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end - no apologies, no regrets.
We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections.
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