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.— Laozi
Memorable Accepting Reality quotations
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Science makes people reach selflessly for truth and objectivity;
it teaches people to accept reality, with wonder and admiration, not to mention the deep awe and joy that the natural order of things brings to the true scientist.
Spare yourself from seeking love, approval, or appreciation-from anyone.
And watch what happens in reality, just for fun.
Accept both compliments and criticism. It takes both sun and rain for a flower to grow.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.
Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces.
I hate reality but it's still the best place to get a good steak.
Accept what is. Let go what was. Have faith in what will be.
Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.
An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.
You have to accept the fact that sometimes you are the pigeon, and sometimes you are the statue.
Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.
The moment is the sole reality.
Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts. Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth.
Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third.
All human unhappiness comes from not facing reality squarely, exactly as it is.
Humility means accepting reality with no attempt to outsmart it.
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.
Disappointment is just the action of your brain readjusting itself to reality after discovering things are not the way you thought they were.
Everything is energy and that's all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.
The dreams that you hold for your future are what you dream about at night.
They’re always at the back of your mind. They’re what your heart desires. They keep you going. Accept reality and have a backup plan, but always follow your dreams no matter what.
We are like sculptors, constantly carving out of others the image we long for, need, love or desire, often against reality, against their benefit, and always, in the end, a disappointment, because it does not fit them.
The reality is, that no matter what you do in this life, it’s coming to an end. Once you accept there’s nothing that you can do about your own mortality, then you’re now free. You have no control, so stop pretending you do. And just get on with living your life. Stop living in fear.
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.
Wisdom is merely the movement from fighting life to embracing it.
Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts. Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life. Meaning does not lie in things. Meaning lies in us.
Never get so fascinated by the extraordinary that you forget the ordinary.
Don't let someone elses opinion of you become your reality.
Impermanence is a principle of harmony.
When we don't struggle against it, we are in harmony with reality.
Nothing makes a man more aware of his capabilities and of his limitations than those moments when he must push aside all the familiar defenses of ego and vanity, and accept reality by staring, with the fear that is normal to a man in combat, into the face of Death.
Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince.
Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need others' approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.
No artist tolerates reality.
When you teach her that hoe mentality, they accept that as reality.
The complementary movement towards divine love is growth in humility which is the acceptence of the reality about ourselves, our own weakness and limitations.
We have two alternatives: either we question our beliefs - or we don't.
Either we accept our fixed versions of reality- or we begin to challenge them. In Buddha's opinion, to train in staying open and curious - to train in dissolving our assumptions and beliefs - is the best use of our human lives.
Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality-in your own mind.
The problem is acceptance, which is something we're taught not to do.
We're taught to improve uncomfortable situations, to change things, alleviate unpleasant feelings. But if you accept the reality that you have been given- that you are not in a productive creative period- you free yourself to begin filling up again.
I accept reality and dare not question it.
Accept no one's definition of your life, define yourself.
Thought that accepts reality as given is no thought at all.
I am free, and always have been; free to accept my own reality, free to trust my perceptions, free to believe what makes me feel sane even if others call me crazy, free to disagree even if it means great loss, free to seek the way home until I find it.
Accepting the reality of our broken, flawed lives is the beginning of spirituality not because the spiritual life will remove our flaws but because we let go of seeking perfection and, instead, seek God, the one who is present in the tangledness of our lives.
It's not denial. I'm just selective about the reality I accept.
Bad humor is an evasion of reality; good humor is an acceptance of it.