Accepting Yourself Quotes

Accepting Yourself Quotes by Rajneesh, Harvey Fierstein, Lucille Ball, Chanel Iman, Laozi, Steve Jobs and many others.

This has to be your first lesson in sannyas: accept yourself, love yourself, drop all guilt, don`t divide yourself. There is nothing higher, nothing lower; all of you is divine. The lowest is as divine as the highest.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.
Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.
Accept yourself, love yourself.
When you accept yourself, the Universe accepts you.
Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
You have to accept yourself, and you have to realize that you’re beautiful.
Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people‘s thinking.
I’m a big believer in accepting yourself the way you are and not really worrying about it.
Loving others is easy when you love and accept yourself.
Your problem is you’re… too busy holding onto your unworthiness.
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Accept yourself as you are right now; an imperfect, changing, growing and worthy person.
I learned that accepting others and accepting myself are two sides of the same coin; you can’t love and accept yourself without doing the same for others.
You want society to accept you; but you can’t even accept yourself.
The inability to love and accept yourself and your humanity is at the heart of many illnesses. To be loved and accepted, you must start by loving yourself. If you have traits that you consider unlovable, you must love them anyway… it’s a paradox.
The most important point is to accept yourself and stand on your two feet.
Love yourself…accept yourself…be yourself-these qualities will create for the first time an individual whose inner flame is undividable a great pool of energy will gather and surround you with this an inner trust will arise from within you.
Lao Tzu says: “Accept yourself. Non-acceptance is the root of all the trouble.” None of us accept ourselves. The more a person doesn’t accept himself, the greater a mahatma he looks to others to be. We are our greatest enemy. If we had our way, we would cut ourselves to pieces in order to remove what was unacceptable.
It’s hard to accept yourself as someone you don’t desire / As someone you don’t want to be.
Real confidence comes from knowing and accepting yourself- your strengths and your limitations -in contrast to depending on affirmation from others.
This body is yours. No one can ever take it from you, if only you will accept yourself, claim it again–your arms, your spine, your ribs, the small of your back. It’s all yours. All this bounty, all this beauty, all this strength and grace is yours. This garden is yours. Take it back. Take it back.
There’s nothing wrong with self-improvement, as long as you recognize that at some point you’re going to have to accept yourself in all your imperfect glory. What’s wrong with liking yourself the way you are?
When you are so ashamed of your actions, thoughts, or intentions, you lie rather than accepting yourself for who you really are—or, in this case, pretend something happened when it didn’t. The idea of how others see you becomes more important than the reality of you.
There comes a time in each life like a point of fulcrum. At that time you must accept yourself. It is not any more what you will become. It is what you are and always will be.
It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.
…You have to accept yourself, who you are. You don’t believe. You still fight who you are. Until you accept yourself, until you believe, you won’t be able to call forth your Han, your power, except in great anger.
By the grace of God you are what you are; glory in your selfhood, accept yourself and go on from there.
The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
You can love other people only to the degree that you’ve come to love and accept yourself
Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.
It’s vital that you accept yourself and learn to be happy with who God made you to be. If you want to truly enjoy your life, you must be at peace with yourself.
To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.
Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.
It’s all about knowing that everybody that you see, everybody that you sit across from is a different aspect of yourself. So once you can accept yourself on every level, that’s when everything opens up, that’s when the party really begins.
You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.
When you accept yourself you are free from the need for others to accept you.
Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.
Low self-confidence is simply a problem of Awareness. Once you are aware of the Truth about yourself, you will be able to understand why you are the way you are and, most importantly, learn to love and accept yourself.
In the end when you accept yourself for who you are and you work with what you’ve got, you couldn’t be more beautiful because you’re confident and everyone notices.
One has just to be oneself. That’s my basic message. The moment you accept yourself as you are, all burdens, all mountainous burdens, simply disappear. Then life is a sheer joy, a festival of lights.
When you accept yourself completely you do not have to maintain a phony front, drive yourself to ”achieve” or feel insecure if people tune-in to you and what you are doing.
Self-love has very little to do with how you feel about your outer self. It’s about accepting all of yourself.
When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.
Once you forgive yourself, the self-rejection in your mind is over. Self-acceptance begins, and the self-love will grow so strong that you will finally accept yourself just the way you are. That’s the beginning of the free human. Forgiveness is the key.
The past is an illusion. You must learn to live in the present and accept yourself for what you are now. What you lack in flexibility and agility you must make up with knowledge and constant practice.
There’s no freedom like the freedom that comes from accepting yourself.
When you love and accept yourself, when you know who really cares about you, and when you learn from your mistakes, then you stop caring about what people who don’t know you think.
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
Pick your battles, and accept yourself for who you are.
If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself.
Happiness is when you love who you are and you are able to accept yourself and others.
Can you predict the future with absolute certainty? Your answer must be no. You have two options: You can either decide to accept yourself as an imperfect human being with limited knowledge and realize that you will at times make mistakes, or you can hate yourself for it.
To gain the acceptance of your peers is an admirable task, but to truly accept yourself requires a much higher standard.
Loving yourself…does not mean being self-absorbed or narcissistic, or disregarding others. Rather it means welcoming yourself as the most honored guest in your own heart, a guest worthy of respect, a lovable companion
Love yourself-accept yourself-forgive yourself-and be good to yourself, because without you the rest of us are without a source of many wonderful things.
Accepting yourself as you are is an act of civil disobedience.
Francesca Martinez
This show does something very special for the gay community. There’s a message hidden inside the totally gaudy package that is so fun to watch. It’s all about loving and accepting yourself, and every season I’m surprisingly moved by it.
Don’t compare yourself with someone else’s version of happy or thin. Accepting yourself burns the most calories.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
People loose tension when they run. The feeling of self respect will almost always increase. You accept yourself a little more.
Ted Corbitt
You can change your life with a simple shift of attention. But to make that simple shift, you have to find your heart. It’s the only way. Accept yourself, then transcend yourself.
Loving yourself has nothing to do with being selfish, self-centered or self-engrossed. It means that you accept yourself for what you are. Loving yourself means that you accept responsibility for your own development, growth and happiness.
Self-assurance doesn’t come from looking perfect and having a great title, but from accepting yourself with all you mistakes and eccentricities.
Cecelie Berry
You will never learn anything new unless you are ready to accept yourself with your limitations. You must accept the fact that you are capable in some directions and limited in others, and you must develop your capabilities.