quote by Carl Rogers

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.

— Carl Rogers

Unconventional Radical Acceptance quotations

Radical acceptance quote Accept both compliments and criticism. It takes both sun and rain for a flower t

Accept both compliments and criticism. It takes both sun and rain for a flower to grow.

Compassion constitutes a radical form of criticism, for it announces that the hurt is to be taken seriously, that the hurt is not to be accepted as normal and natural, but is an abnormal and unacceptable condition for humanness.

Radical acceptance rests on letting go of the illusion of control and a willingness to notice and accept things as they are right now, without judging.

Radical acceptance quote Accept what is. Let go what was. Have faith in what will be.

Accept what is. Let go what was. Have faith in what will be.

On this sacred path of Radical Acceptance, rather than striving for perfection, we discover how to love ourselves into wholeness.

Acceptance is the only way out of hell.

Radical Acceptance is the willingness to experience ourselves and our lives as it is.

Radical acceptance quote It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without acc

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

Cheap grace is the idea that "grace" did it all for me so I do not need to change my lifestyle. The believer who accepts the idea of "cheap grace" thinks he can continue to live like the rest of the world. Instead of following Christ in a radical way, the Christian lost in cheap grace thinks he can simply enjoy the consolations of his grace.

Because the soul has such deep roots in personal and social life and its values run so contrary to modern concerns, caring for the soul may well turn out to be a radical act, a challenge to accepted norms.

The renowned seventh-century Zen master Seng-tsan taught that true freedom is being "without anxiety about imperfection.

Radical acceptance quote Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.

Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.

Nothing is wrong - whatever is happening is just "real life."

Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha.

Minority conservatives hold a special place of gutter contempt in the minds of unhinged liberals, who can never accept the radical concept of a person of color rejecting identity politics.

Radical acceptance quote Accept no one's definition of your life, define yourself.

Accept no one's definition of your life, define yourself.

The boundary to what we can accept is the boundary to our freedom.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in.

Imperfection is not our personal problem - it is a natural part of existing.

Radical acceptance quote A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right, and evil doesnt' become

A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right, and evil doesnt' become good, just because it's accepted by a majority.

Acquire the courage to believe in yourself.

Many of the things that you have been taught were at one time the radical ideas of individuals who had the courage to believe what their own hearts and minds told them was true, rather than accept the common beliefs of their day.

We are mindful of desire when we experience it with an embodied awareness, recognizing the sensations and thoughts of wanting as arising and passing phenomena. While this isn't easy, as we cultivate the clear seeing and compassion of Radical Acceptance, we discover we can open fully to this natural force, and remain free in its midst.

Acquire the courage to believe in yourself.

Many of the things that you have been taught were at one time the radical ideas of individuals who had the courage to believe what their own hearts and minds told them was true, rather than accept the common beliefs of their day.

Radical acceptance quote If you live for people's acceptance, you will die from their rejection.

If you live for people's acceptance, you will die from their rejection.

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It's about time we all faced up to the truth.

If we accept the radical homosexual agenda, be it in the military or in marriage or in other areas of our lives, we are utterly destroying the concept of family.

The muscles used to make a smile actually send a biochemical message to our nervous system that it is safe to relax the flight of freeze response.

My first book, 'Radical Acceptance', grew out of the suffering of feeling personally deficient and unworthy. Because most of us are so quick to turn against ourselves, the teachings and practices of radical acceptance continue as a strong current in 'True Refuge': nurturing a forgiving, understanding heart is a basic step on the path.

Radical acceptance quote The moment you accept what troubles you've been given, the door will open.

The moment you accept what troubles you've been given, the door will open.

Observing desire without acting on it enlarges our freedom to choose how we live.

Pain is not wrong. Reacting to pain as wrong initiates the trance of unworthiness. The moment we believe something is wrong, our world shrinks and we lose ourselves in the effort to combat the pain.

Perhaps the biggest tragedy of our lives is that freedom is possible, yet we can pass our years trapped in the same old patterns.

Radical acceptance quote When you look deeply into your anger, you will see that the person you call your

When you look deeply into your anger, you will see that the person you call your enemy is also suffering. As soon as you see that, the capacity for accepting and having compassion for them is there.

I began to feel that my greatest sense of success would raise the level of masses of people, rather than the individual being accepted by the Establishment. So, this kind of personal thinking, combined with, say, even the little bit more radical thinking - because at one time the pacifist movement was a very radical concept.

Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and once it has done so, he/she will have to accept that his life will be radically changed.

The dangerous assumption we unknowingly accept in the American dream is that our greatest asset is our own ability.

Radical acceptance quote Accept failure as part of the process.

Accept failure as part of the process.

As an organizer I start from where the world is, as it is, not as I would like it to be. That we accept the world as it is does not in any sense weaken our desire to change it into what we believe it should be - it is necessary to begin where the world is if we are going to change it to what we think it should be.

In a basic way, acceptance is seeing clearly what's happening and holding it with kindness. This is a radical antidote to the suffering of judging mind.

I know that the human condition will be radically changed through technical means. Much of this change will be painful, monstrous and horrible. Most mutations are disgusting failures, most experiments are failures. I accept this and I don't find it frightening.

Radical acceptance quote I can accept failure, but i can't accept not trying.

I can accept failure, but i can't accept not trying.

The problem is that it takes physicians so long to accept a radical change.

And the lag is unacceptable.

Stirner's political praxis is quixotic.

It accepts the established hierarchies of constraint as given. ... Not liable to any radical change, they constitute part of the theatre housing the individual's action. ... The egoist uses the elements of the social structure as props in his self-expressive act.

Youth should be radical. Youth should demand change in the world. Youth should not accept the old order if the world is to move on.

One can know everything and still be unable to accept the fact that sex and murder are fused in the male consciousness, so that the one without the imminent possibly of the other is unthinkable and impossible.

As the middle begins to feel safe enough to accept some of the so-called radical thinking, ideas move to the middle and a new edge is created.

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