07/09/2010 Comments Off on Acceptance

Acceptance Definition: means embracing what is, rather than wishing for what is not. When we accept difficult realities, we are able to discover whatever positive feelings and experiences may be possible in that situation. We find ourselves more at peace and able to experience life more deeply. Even so, acceptance must be guided by discernment – learning how to tell the difference between what we can change and what we cannot. Acceptance of our faults and the faults of others helps us to be patient and to avoid hurtful kinds of criticism or judgment. By accepting faults we become more able to trust and celebrate strengths. Paradoxically, acceptance often leads to growth because it creates a safe space for insight and understanding.

“Only he who accepts clashes and conflicts in life, loves life.”
–  Rev. Pandurang Shastri Athavale (Dadaji)

“One must not attempt to justify them, but rather to sense their nature simply and clearly.” –  Albert Einstein

“A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future and accepts you just the way you are”  who said:  “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change…” ~ reinhold_niebuhr

“Our entire life consists ultimately in accepting ourselves as we are.” Jean Anouilh

“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.  ” Eleanore Roosevelt

“The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.  ” Nathanial Braden
“Acceptance of others, their looks, their behaviors, their beliefs, bring you an inner peace and tranquility — instead of anger and resentment.” ~Unknown

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