Sunday, February 10, 2013

~ Acceptance ~

you have no power to control

When people asked me .. 
how you treat life? ..
my answer is simple... be like a river .. just flow ..
the key is acceptance .. 

 I accept life unconditionally.  Most people ask for happiness on condition.
Happiness can only be felt if you don't set any condition.

 Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence,
and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.

 Life is not always what one wants it to be, but to make
the best of it, as it is, is the only way of being happy.

 Growth begins when we start to accept our own weaknesses.

 Acceptance is observation of life and
suspension of judgment about whether what
is happening is good or bad, right or wrong.

 Acceptance is not submission; it is acknowledgement of the facts
of a situation, then deciding what you're going to do about it.

 Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change.
So suffering must become love.  That is the mystery.


Acceptance of what has happened is the first step
to overcoming the consequence of any misfortune.

 The first step toward change is acceptance.  Once you accept yourself, you open the door to change.  That's all you have to do.  Change is not something you do, it's something you allow.

 Acceptance is a letting-go process.  You let go of your
wishes and demands that life can be different.  It's a conscious choice.

 Let us learn to accept ourselves--accept the
truth that we are capable in some directions
and limited in others, that genius is rare,
that mediocrity is a portion of almost all of us,
but that we can contribute from the storehouse
of our skills to the enrichment of our common life.

 To teach people how to live without certainty
and yet without being paralyzed by hesitation
is the lesson of learning acceptance.

 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. . . .  To accept is to say yes to life in its entirety.

 God does not make clones.  Each person is different, a tribute
to God's creativity.  If we are to love our neighbors as ourselves,
we must accept people as they are and not demand
that they conform to our own image.

 Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly.  Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate, or despise, serves to defeat us in the end.  What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind.  Every moment is a golden one for those who have the vision to recognize it as such.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

True . Life is not always what one wants it to be !