Pause and remember – When you fight reality, you will lose every time. Once you accept the situation for what it truly is, not what you want it to be, you are then free to move forward.
Humility means accepting reality with no attempt to outsmart it.
Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.
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.
The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
Disappointment is just the action of your brain readjusting itself to reality after discovering things are not the way you thought they were.
Facing it, always facing it, that’s the way to get through. Face it.
When you struggle against this moment, you’re actually struggling against the entire universe. Instead, you can make the decision that today you will not struggle against the whole universe by struggling against this moment. This means that your acceptance of this moment is total and complete. You accept things as they are, not as you wish they were in this moment. This is important to understand. You can wish for things in the future to be different, but in this moment you have to accept things as they are.
You have to accept the fact that sometimes you are the pigeon, and sometimes you are the statue.
When you become a lover of what is, the war is over.
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.
Truth is the only safe ground to stand on.
Wisdom is merely the movement from fighting life to embracing it.
The moment is the sole reality.
Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.
We look at the world through our likes and dislikes, hopes and fears, opinions and judgments. We want everyone to behave as we think they should; otherwise we get agitated. But we are here to accept the world as it is, even as we work to make it better.
Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you’ve lost, or you can accept that and try to put together something that’s good.
Forgiving and being reconciled to our enemies or our loved ones are not about pretending that things are other than they are. It is not about patting one another on the back and turning a blind eye to the wrong. True reconciliation exposes the awfulness, the abuse, the hurt, the truth. It could even sometimes make things worse. It is a risky undertaking but in the end it is worthwhile, because in the end only an honest confrontation with reality can bring real healing. Superficial reconciliation can bring only superficial healing.
Humility means accepting reality with no attempt to outsmart it. -David Richo A rolling stone can gather no moss
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
You couldn’t relive your life, skipping the awful parts, without losing what made it worthwhile. You had to accept it as a whole–like the world, or the person you loved.
I still get very high and very low in life. Daily. But I’ve finally accepted the fact that sensitive is just how I was made, that I don’t have to hide it and I don’t have to fix it. I’m not broken.
Sometimes it is more important to discover what one cannot do, than what one can do.
That’s what I mean by radical truth. I mean accepting reality.
Let us live for the beauty of our own reality.
We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.