Wednesday, May 3, 2006

some quotes

Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
~William James

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

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.
~Eleanor Roosevelt

When you are in a state of nonacceptance, it's difficult to learn. A clenched fist cannot receive a gift, and a clenched psyche - grasped tightly against the reality of what must not be accepted - cannot easily receive a lesson.
~Roger John

Happiness can exist only in acceptance.
~Denis De Rougamont


  1. William James is one of my favorites.

  2. Acceptance of the moment is allowing the moment to live, which, indeed, is another way of saying that it is to allow life to live, to be what it is now. Thus to allow this moment of experience and all that it contains freedom to be as it is, to come in its own time and to go in its own time, this is to allow the moment, which is what we are now, to set us free; it is to realize that life, as expressed in the moment, has always been setting us free from the very beginning, whereas we have chosen to ignore it and tried to achieve that freedom by ourselves.
    -Alan Watts