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Radical Acceptance Quotes


"Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha." - Tara Brach

"The first step in this process of mindfulness is radical self-acceptance ." - Stephen Batchelor

"Radical Acceptance is the willingness to experience ourselves and our lives as it is." - Tara Brach

"I'm not radical." - Jack Kevorkian

"I am a radical." - Carter G Woodson

"Fall with awareness and acceptance." - Bryan Kest

"Go beyond tolerance to acceptance." - Jody Williams

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

"Acceptance is the truest kinship with humanity." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"The greatest success, is successful self acceptance." - Ben Sweet

"Acceptance is the road to all change." - Bryant H Mcgill

"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." - Marsha M. Linehan

"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." - Tara Brach

"Pollock looks unusual and radical even now." - Donald Judd

"Radical politics tend to be simple minded." - Israel Horovitz

"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." - Tara Brach

"I'm not a politically radical person. In fact, I'm much more interested in being radical aesthetically." - Jim Goldberg

"Meditation is acceptance. It is the acceptance of life within us, without us and all around us. Acceptance of life is the beginning of human satisfaction." - Sri Chinmoy

"Acceptance and awareness are the keys to freedom." - Paul Lowe

"Apparently I had a boner in the acceptance video" - Ashton Irwin

"Unconditional acceptance of others is the key to happy relationships." - Brian Tracy

"Mysticism is the acceptance that everything cannot be logically explained." - Frederick Lenz

"In total acceptance, almost everything becomes a revelation." - Frederick Sommer

"My whole journey has been about self acceptance." - Jordin Sparks

"Lukewarm acceptance is more bewildering than outright rejection." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I learned that true forgiveness includes total acceptance." - Catherine Marshall

"Self acceptance is the sexiest thing to me." - Molly Shannon

"Acceptance and tolerance and forgiveness, those are life-altering lessons." - Jessica Lange

"Lack of documentation is becoming a problem for acceptance." - Wietse Venema

"Serenity comes when you trade expectations for acceptance." - Gautama Buddha

"Clearly recognizing what is happening inside us, and regarding what we see with an open, kind and loving heart, is what I call Radical Acceptance. If we are holding back from any part of our experience, if our heart shuts out any part of who we are and what we feel, we are fueling the fears and feelings of separation that sustain the trance of unworthiness. Radical Acceptance directly dismantles the very foundations of this trance." - Tara Brach

"I have had the advantage of a radical Christian upbringing" - Tony Benn

"A radical is one who speaks the truth." - Charles August Lindbergh

"It's not radical Islam that worries the US - it's independence" - Noam Chomsky

"Thinking for yourself is still a radical act" - Nancy Kline

"We need radical thinking, creative ideas, and imagination." - Mairead Corrigan

"I'm a radical feminist, not the fun kind." - Andrea Dworkin

"We need to be focused on defeating radical Islamic terrorists." - Ted Cruz

"We must make a radical turn, at 360 degrees." - Todor Zhivkov

"The radical elements in Islam are very dangerous." - Brent Scowcroft

"Every Christian should be both conservative and radical; conservative in preserving the faith and radical in applying it." - John Stott

"Radical Chic, after all, is only radical in Style; in its heart it is part of Society and its traditions." - Tom Wolfe

"The process of radical acceptance is to accept that a story has appeared in the mind, and then deepen the attention to see clearly what's happening in the body, to regard those feelings and sensations with kindness and acceptance, and to notice how they come and go." - Tara Brach

"The trance of unworthiness keeps the sweetness of belonging out of reach. The path to "the sweetness of belonging," is acceptance - acceptance of ourselves and acceptance of others without judgment." - Tara Brach

"I suspect that all the agony that goes into writing is borne precisely because the writer longs for acceptance-but it must be acceptance on his own terms." - Ralph Ellison

"Only an acceptance of both the flowers and the thorns can bring you peace. Peace, after all, is the fruit of total acceptance." - Rajneesh

"We will not defeat radical Islamic terrorists as long as we have a president [Barack Obama] unwilling to utter the words 'radical Islamic terrorists'." - Ted Cruz

"Enhancing long term national security requires that we have a clear-eyed view of radical Islamic terrorism without ascribing radical Islamic terrorist views to all Muslims." - Jeff Flake

"What we do know, despite the lack of media curiosity, is that Hillary Clinton promises a radical amnesty combined with a radical reduction in immigration enforcement." - Donald Trump

"Radical Chic... is only radical in Style; in its heart it is part of Society and its tradition- Politics, like Rock, Pop, and Camp, has its uses." - Tom Wolfe

"The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out, the conservative adopts them." - Mark Twain

"The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out, the conservative adopt." - Mark Twain

"By the end, everybody had a label - pig, liberal, radical, revolutionary... If you had everything but a gun, you were a radical but not a revolutionary." - Jerry Rubin

"If a child lives with acceptance and friendship, he learns to find love in the world" - Dorothy Nolte

"Acceptance, tolerance, bravery, compassion. These are the things my mom taught me." - Lady Gaga

"Autism is not a choice. Acceptance is. Imagine if the opposite was true." - Stuart Duncan

"Before giving advice we must have secured its acceptance, or, rather, have made it desired." - Henri Frederic Amiel

"Arriving at an acceptance of one's mortality is a process, not an epiphany." - Atul Gawande

"The best of ideas is hurt by uncritical acceptance and thrives on critical examination." - George Polya

"It's not enough to be we're finally moving towards the idea of acceptance." - Erin Gruwell

"Most people need love and acceptance a lot more than they need advice." - Bob Goff

"Attitude is your acceptance of the natural laws, or your rejection of the natural laws." - Jim Rohn

"Self-acceptance is my refusal to be in an adversarial relationship to myself." - Nathaniel Branden

"Maturity, one discovers, has everything to do with the acceptance of "not knowing." - Mark Z Danielewski

"It is in our acceptance of what is given that God gives Himself." - Elisabeth Elliot

"Releasing the emotional energy and focusing on acceptance dissipates anger and restores balance." - Jude Bijou

"Attention is the key to transformation- and full attention also implies acceptance." - Eckhart Tolle

"Time for Tolerance,Equality, and Acceptance, It's allways TEA time with my Friends..." - Gregory Douglass

"Acceptance is such an important commodity, some have called it "the first law of personal growth"." - Peter Mcwilliams

"What is love but acceptance of the other, whatever he is." - Anais Nin

"Maturity, one discovers, has everything to do with the acceptance of 'not knowing." - Mark Z Danielewski

"Acceptance of the unacceptable is the greatest source of grace in this world." - Eckhart Tolle

"The very acceptance of the limited means of the human condition makes for endless creativity." - Mark Vernon

"Ideas are forces; our acceptance of one determines our reception of others." - George Henry Lewes

"Acceptance comes through understanding." - Steven Petrow

"Conformity, humility, acceptance - with these coins we are to pay our fares to paradise." - Robert Lindner

"Families are the best place to learn and practice mutual tolerance and acceptance." - Begum Aga Khan

"Only by acceptance of the past will you alter its meaning." - T S Eliot

"A living faith in God means acceptance of the brotherhood of mankind." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Independence means voluntary restraints and discipline, voluntary acceptance of the rule of law." - Mahatma Gandhi

"It is in the everyday and the commonplace that we learn patience, acceptance, and contentment." - Richard J. Foster

"The solution to violence in America is the acceptance of reality" - Gavin de Becker

"What we need is not more distrust and division. What we need now is acceptance." - Tom Daschle

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

"The first thing a kindness deserves is acceptance, the second, transmission." - George Macdonald

"'Age' is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years." - Martha Graham

"Notwithstanding these major arguments the wave theory initially did not meet with complete acceptance." - Max Von Laue

"No intelligent idea can gain general acceptance unless some stupidity is mixed in with it." - Fernando Pessoa

"Bad humor is an evasion of reality; good humor is an acceptance of it." - Malcolm Muggeridge

"Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death." - Miyamoto Musashi

"If you live for people's acceptance you will die from their rejection" - LeCrae

"Jealousy is the result of one's lack of self-confidence, self-worth, and self-acceptance." - Sasha Azevedo

"We have become this very fear-based culture, especially post-9/11. Fear is the opposite of love, in my opinion. I think there would be more love in the world. I'm not talking about rainbows and unicorns and '70s Coca-Cola commercials. I'm talking about gritty, dangerous, wild-eyed love. Radical acceptance of people. Belonging. A good, goofy kind of love." - Brene Brown

"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." - Tara Brach

"A radical is a man with both feet firmly planted-in the air." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"Radical transformation of society requires personal and spiritual change first or at least simultaneously" - Sulak Sivaraksa

"A lesbian is a radical or she is not a lesbian." - Nicole Brossard

"Your muscles cannot get "longer" without some rather radical orthopedic surgery." - Mark Rippetoe

"Through radical generosity, we are awakening in people an in built divine consciousness of His goodness." - Bill Johnson

"Commit to loving yourself completely. It's the most radical thing you will do in your lifetime." - Andrea Gibson

"Perhaps the most radical act we can commit is to stay home." - Terry Tempest Williams

"No influence so quickly converts a radical into a reactionary as does his election to power." - Elisabeth Marbury

"The cure for the greatest part of human miseries is not radical, but palliative." - Samuel Johnson

"If we want to destroy radical Islamic terrors, we can't disassociate ourselves from peace loving Muslims." - Jeb Bush

"The fight against radical Islamic terrorists and ISIS has been called the war of our time." - Wolf Blitzer

"ISIS and radical Islamic terrorism will face no more determined foe than I will be." - Ted Cruz

"Oil companies are radical because they're willing to alter the chemical composition of the atmosphere." - Bill Mckibben

"If I seem like a radical it's because I have seen things that others have not." - Sylvia Earle

"I'm not a communist, a socialist or a radical. But these issues have to be addressed." - Edward Snowden

"There's a lot of active radical thought today but not much action." - Lynne Stewart

"The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution." - Hannah Arendt

"The conservative who resists change is as valuable as the radical who proposes it." - Ariel Durant

"I consider myself not a conservative libertarian but a radical '60s libertarian." - Camille Paglia

"I thought I was really a radical, political person, which of course I am not." - Lena Dunham

"President Obama is in no danger of being judged by history as an eco-radical." - Jeff Goodell

"The cornerstone of the political correctness that dominates campus culture is radical feminism." - Phyllis Schlafly

"Palestinian ideology has become a lethal cocktail of radical nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism." - Jack Schwartz

"The radical right is so homophobic that they're blaming global warming on the AIDS quilt." - Dennis Miller

"To be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair convincing." - Raymond Williams

"I am still radical!" - Alejandro Jodorowsky

"There is nothing radical about Obama except the fact of who he is." - Tina Brown

"The greatest threat facing humanity is a radical Islamist regime meeting up with nuclear weapons." - Benjamin Netanyahu

"If you choose to see everything as a miracle, then where you are right now is perfect. There is nowhere to run to; there is nothing else to do except be in this moment and allow what is to be. From that place of radical acceptance, major change can happen. The first step in any transformational experience is acceptance and surrender to the present moment, the way that it is. From that place we have the awareness, humility and power to change what is." - Mastin Kipp

"You may accept the inevitable with bitterness and resentment or with patience and grace. Mere acceptance is not sufficient." - Paul Brunton

"Happiness can only be found within, by breaking attachments to external things and cultivating an attitude of acceptance." - Jonathan Haidt

"It doesn't matter how old you are, there is a little child within who needs love and acceptance." - Louise Hay

"To succeed takes more than the desire to win. It also takes the acceptance that we could fail." - Simon Sinek

"Some of the qualities of ? God must be merged into us before our ? prayers can be fit for His acceptance." - Oswald Chambers

"I know what it's like to battle everyday of my life, just for acceptance, just to survive." - Christine Feehan

"The attitude of unconditional self-acceptance is probably the most important variable in their long-term recovery." - Albert Ellis

"Success is total self-acceptance ..." - Viktor E Frankl

"At bottom, the whole concern of religion is with the manner of our acceptance of the universe." - William James

"With self-acceptance, we have the ability to choose compassion and forgiveness over anger and self-hatred." - Michelle Cruz

"A butterfly symbolized acceptance of each new phase in life. To keep faith as everything around you changed." - Lisa Kleypas

"You either fight active evil or you accept it. Doing nothing is acceptance. There is no in-between." - Bill O'Reilly

"I suddenly realised I could maybe occupy a different position because of age, a kind of acceptance." - Bob Monkhouse

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

"Ah, lovely: the ripple, the ripple there. That's nearly the Zen clap of acceptance there, wasn't it?" - Bill Bailey

"A Mother who radiates self-love and self-acceptance actually VACCINATES her daughter against low self-esteem." - Naomi Wolf

"The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance." - Brian Tracy

"Tolerance, compromise, understanding, acceptance, patience - I want those all to be very sharp tools in my shed." - Cee Lo Green

"The acceptance to Harvard was more of trophy than a real possibility to me. I would have been miserable." - Reggie Lee

"Acceptance is the spiritual hammock." - Tim Berners-Lee

"I'm not wise, but the beginning of wisdom is there; it's like relaxing into - and an acceptance of - things." - Tina Turner

"In America, educators punish those who actually think for themselves. There is only acceptance for popular opinion." - Bryant H Mcgill

"We have to accept ourselves in order to write. Now none of us does that fully: few of us do it even halfway. Don't wait for one hundred percent acceptance of yourself before you write, or even eight percent acceptance. Just write. The process of writing is an activity that teaches us about acceptance." - Natalie Goldberg

"It took a great deal of acceptance to come to terms with being an alcoholic but acceptance was the key to my sobriety... If I didn't have acceptance at that time in my life I would not be standing here today." - Dennis Eckersley

"We have to accept ourselves in order to write. Now none of us does that fully: few of us do it even halfway. Do' wait for one hundred percent acceptance of yourself before you write, or even eight percent acceptance. Just write. The process of writing is an activity that teaches us about acceptance." - Natalie Goldberg

"Some people confuse acceptance with apathy, but there's all the difference in the world. Apathy fails to distinguish between what can and what cannot be helped; acceptance makes that distinction. Apathy paralyzes the will- to- action; acceptance frees it by relieving it of impossible burdens." - Arthur Gordon Webster

"Learning to pause is the first step in the practice of Radical Acceptance. A pause is a suspension of activity, a time of temporary disengagement when we are no longer moving toward any goal ... The pause can occur in the midst of almost any activity and can last for an instant, for hours or for seasons of our life ... You might try it now: Stop reading and sit there, doing 'no thing,' and simply notice what you are experiencing." - Tara Brach



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