Acceptance Quotes

We cannot change anything unless we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.

Friday, December 2nd, 2011
ripples in a pond

We can get in touch with another person only by an attitude of unprejudiced objectivity. This may sound like a scientific precept, and may be confused with a purely intellectual and detached attitude of mind. But what I mean to convey is something quite different.

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Truth rejected is gravity reversed: no cornerstone, no castle

Friday, May 21st, 2010
dried roses

And I Breathe

To guard the castle
I left my treasure
told no one and waited, a secret cornerstone
braced for a long, cold wait before prodigal return

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No matter what I really meant, uncritical love was what I needed

Saturday, August 29th, 2009
sunset

No young person on earth is so excellent in all respects as to need no uncritical love. Good Lord – as youngsters play their parts in political tragedies of casts of billions, uncritical love is the only real treasure they can…

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Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009
field

Excerpt from Soul, Heart, and Body One Morning

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass…

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Let the beauty we love be what we do.

Friday, June 26th, 2009
bumblebee on purple coneflower

There’s a morning where presence comes over you,
and you sing like a rooster in your earth-colored shape.

Your heart hears and, no longer frantic, begins
to dance. At that moment soul…

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There is no limit to truths

Friday, March 27th, 2009
bee on thistle blossom

In being prepared to accept any and all truths, we are able to relax and be in our lives as they are. If we are willing to accept truth just as it comes, without trying to change it to suit our needs, we become free of the anxiety that comes from the urge to…

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Only one thing can be guaranteed and that is the principle of accepting the challenges of life, of society in the same way as nature does

Sunday, March 15th, 2009
sunset

I have depicted the depression in the minds even of those who are committed to these changes and who are actively engaged in these changes simply because it would be starry-eyed to do otherwise. I think one should not promise what is not…

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