Archive for the ‘acceptance’ Category

To be blind is not miserable; not to be able to bear blindness, that is miserable.

—John Milton (1629; Public Domain)

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Happy the soul who has learned the cause of things and has put under their feet all fear, inexorable fate, and the noisy strife of the hell of greed.

—Virgil (Public Domain)

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I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature.

—Paulo Coelho (Photo Licensed)

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Nature is relentless and unchangeable, and it is indifferent as to whether its hidden reasons and actions are understandable to man or not.

—Galileo Galilei (1636, by Justus Sustermans; Public Domain)

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To be blind is not miserable; not to be able to bear blindness, that is miserable.

by Unknown artist, oil on canvas, feigned oval, circa 1629

—John Milton (Public Domain)

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The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life, and you cannot accept regret.

—Henri Frédéric Amiel (Public Domain)

I have spent a lot of time in my life regretting past decisions. Far too much time. Our souls were placed here to learn; to make mistakes; to keep moving spiritually forward. Instead of lamenting past decisions made, we should embrace them…all of them! Once we accept that God led us down a particular path for a reason, we can begin to understand this spiritual journey we are on.

So, think of a decision in your life which you later regretted, or even something that happened to you out of the blue that made you feel forsaken, and say to yourself, “Brilliant! Thank God I was led down this path, for the destination will be glorious!

—MSH, Penn Wealth

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We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.

Photo by Simon Matzinger on Pexels.com

—Martin Luther King, Jr. 

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Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.

James, William, Father of Am Psychology

—William James (1903; public domain)

…We have all experienced or done things in our lives which we wish could be undone. We dwell on, maybe even fantasize about, having the imaginary ability to go back and change what happened or the decision we made that led us down a certain path. When we catch ourselves ruminating about what could have been, it helps tremendously to remember that God sent us down that path for a reason. It had to happen that way! Everything we do while on this journey of life, everything we have been through, is and was done for Spiritual growth. Let us rejoice in that fact, accept the path we have walked along, and remain focused on the glorious road ahead!

MSH, Penn Wealth

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