God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.— Reinhold Niebuhr
Fantastic Acceptance And Change quotations
You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.
There are two types of pain, the one that breaks you and the one that changes you. In the gym, pain is felt as a result of weakness leaving the body. Physical pain is the glue of transformation and the pain of progress. The more you endure the harder it gets to accept the thought of failure.
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.
You can't change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react to it.
People only accept change when they are faced with necessity, and only recognize necessity when a crisis is upon them.
Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.
Effective leaders help others to understand the necessity of change and to accept a common vision of the desired outcome.
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.
If we want to do more than just end mass incarceration—if we want to put an end to the history of racial caste in America—we must lay down our racial bribes, join hands with people of all colors who are not content to wait for change to trickle down, and say to those who would stand in our way: Accept all of us or none.
Of course there is no formula for success, except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life, and what it brings
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.
The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.
Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.
We are who we are, and when you accept people instead of trying to change them to fit your needs, your relationships can fully blossom.
[N]obody can produce new evidence of your depravity that will make God change his mind. For God justified you with (so to speak) his eyes open. He knew the worst about you at the time when he accepted you for Jesus' sake; and the verdict which he passed then was, and is, final.
There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.
We accept the verdict of the past until the need for change cries out loudly enough to force upon us a choice between the comforts of inertia and the irksomeness of action.
When people are ready to, they change.
They never do it before then, and sometimes they die before they get around to it. You can't make them change if they don't want to, just like when they do want to, you can't stop them.
Be happy. Be yourself. If others don't like it, then let them be. Happiness is a choice. Life isn't about pleasing everybody.
Failure are part of life. If you don't fail, you don't learn. If you don't learn you'll never change.
He who rejects change is the architect of decay.
Knowledge empowers people. If people know the rules, and are sensitized by art, humor, and creativity, they are much more likely to accept change.
Cause change and lead; accept change and survive; resist change and die.
When thinking about life, remember this: no amount of guilt can change the past, and no amount of anxiety can change the future.
The joyful news that He is risen does not change the contemporary world.
Still before us lie work, discipline, sacrifice. But the fact of Easter gives us the spiritual power to do the work, accept the discipline, and make the sacrifice.
If grace is so wonderful, why do we have such difficulty recognizing and accepting it? Maybe it's because grace is not gentle or made-to-order. It often comes disguised as loss, or failure, or unwelcome change.
Your emotional reactions to the evil you encounter and your judgments of it show you what you need to change in yourself. Changing those parts of your personality that judge, react in fear, and cannot love into acceptance, fearlessness, and love is the journey you were born to make.
Progress is impossible without change and those who cannot change their minds, cannot change anything.
We can struggle with what is. We can judge and blame others or ourselves. Or we can accept what cannot be changed. Peace comes from an honorable and open heart accepting what is true. Do we want to remain stuck? Or to release the fearful sense of self and rest kindly where we are?
Meditation has made me happy, loving, and peaceful-but not every single moment of the day. I still have good times and bad, joy and sorrow. Now I can accept setbacks more easily, with less sense of disappointment and personal failure, because meditation has taught me how to cope with the profound truth that everything changes all the time.
When you turn your heart and your life over to Christ, when you accept Christ as the savior, it changes your heart.
Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes.
Art has to change things, and if it was immediately acceptable it would not be doing the job.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Grant me the patience with changes that take time, appreciation of all that I have, tolerance of those with different struggles, and the strength to get up and try again, one day at a time.
As runners, we all go through many transitions-- transitions that closely mimic the larger changes we experience in a lifetime. First, we try to run faster. Then we try to run harder. Then we learn to accept ourselves and our limitations, and at last, we can appreciate the true joy and meaning of running.
Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different.
We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.
Peace of mind comes from not wanting to change other, but by simply accepting them as they are. True acceptance is always without demands and expectations.
Change only what you can't live with, but try to accept who you are, and say yes to what makes you unique. Your confidence will make you sexier than any beauty product or accessory you could possibly buy.
Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don't belong.
Calvin: Know what I pray for? Hobbes: What? Calvin: The strength to change what I can, the inability to accept what I can't, and the incapacity to tell the difference.
They tell me what to wear, how to look, what I should say, how I should be.
Until recently I had given into that pressure, I lost sight of who I was. I listened to opinions of people and I tried to change who I am because I thought others would accept me for it. And I realized I don't know how to be anything but myself.
Practically all great artists accept the influence of others.
But... the artist with vision sees his material, chooses, changes, and by integrating what he has learned with his own experiences, finally molds something distinctly personnel.
You'll swoop from incredible highs when you're just glad to be alive, to those lows when you wish you were dead. And just when you start thinking that you've accepted who you are, that changes, too. Because who you are is not permanent
Mindfulness meditation doesn't change life.
Life remains as fragile and unpredictable as ever. Meditation changes the heart's capacity to accept life as it is.