Acceptance is not love. You love a person because he or she has lovable traits, but you accept everybody just because they're alive and human.
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People and things do not upset us. Rather, we upset ourselves by believing that they can upset us.
There are three musts that hold us back: I must do well. You must treat me well. And the world must be easy.
You mainly feel the way you think.
The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own.
If you would stop, really stop, damning yourself, others, and unkind conditions, you would find it almost impossible to upset yourself emotionally - about anything. Yes, anything.
Stop shoulding on yourself
Neurosis is just a high-class word for whining.
The attitude of unconditional self-acceptance is probably the most important variable in their long-term recovery.
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