Monday, September 24, 2012

#774 Unconditional acceptance

Acceptance is such an important commodity; some have called it "the first law of personal growth."   ~ Peter McWilliams

Living apart and at peace with myself, I came to realize more vividly the meaning of the doctrine of acceptance. To refrain from giving advice, to refrain from meddling in the affairs of others, to refrain, even though the motives be the highest, from tampering with another's way of life - so simple, yet so difficult for an active spirit. Hands off!    ~ Henry Miller

Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.  ~ Arthur Rubinstein

- How hard is it for you not to give advice, not to judge, not to tamper?
- To what extent have you embraced the formula for life of unconditional acceptance?
- What are some benefits of accepting the conditions and events of life with which you are confronted?