Acceptance Quotes

acceptance quoteAcceptance is an important spiritual principle, and one that is not tied to any one religion or tradition. Acceptance does not mean allowing ourselves to be door mats, but it does mean we allow ourselves to experience what is arising. Without acceptance, we cannot be with what is present and see it clearly. Here are some of our favorite thoughts and quotes about acceptance that we love.

“When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.”
–Peace Pilgrim

““Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.”
-Deborah Reber

“The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.”
-Nathaniel Branden

“For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain.”
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“It’s best to accept life as it really is and not as I imagined it to be.”
-Paulo Coelho

“Acceptance of one’s life has nothing to do with resignation; it does not mean running away from the struggle. On the contrary, it means accepting it as it comes, with all the handicaps of heredity, of suffering, of psychological complexes and injustices.”
-Paul Tournier

“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.”
-Lao Tzu

“Maturity, one discovers, has everything to do with the acceptance of ‘not knowing.”
―Mark Z. Danielewski

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

“The moment that judgement stops through acceptance of what it is, you are free of the mind. You have made room for love, for joy, for peace.”
-Eckhart Tolle

quote on acceptance“Detachment means letting go and nonattachment means simply letting be. (95)”
-Stephen Levine

“Wisdom. . .is knowing what you have to accept.”
-Wallace Stegner

“I let it go. It’s like swimming against the current. It exhausts you. After a while, whoever you are, you just have to let go, and the river brings you home.”
-Joanne Harris

“Happiness can exist only in acceptance.”
-George Orwell

“Non-judgment quiets the internal dialogue, and this opens once again the doorway to creativity.”
-Deepak Chopra

“Humility means accepting reality with no attempt to outsmart it.”
-David Richo

“Acceptance doesn’t mean that life gets better; it just means that my way of living life on life’s terms improves.”
-Sharon E. Rainey

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