The 5 Best Quotes about Accepting Reality as It Is (#FastTipsFridays)

The 5 Best Quotes about Accepting Reality as It Is (#FastTipsFridays)

Accepting reality as it is–without struggling to change or avoid it–is one of the hardest things in life! These are the five quotes I come to again and again to remind myself that there is transformative value in embracing the reality we have been given at each point in time… 

“If you really want to escape the things that harass you, what you’re needing is not to be in a different place but to be a different person.”


“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”

Viktor Frankl

“Go, go, go, said the bird: human kind
Cannot bear very much reality.
Time past and time future
What might have been and what has been
Point to one end, which is always present.”

TS Eliot

Life is a precious and unique gift, and we squander it foolishly and carelessly, forgetful of its brevity. Either we look back with yearning on the past or else we live in the expectation of a future in which, it seems to us, life will really begin; whereas the present–that is, our life as it actually is–is wasted in these fruitless dreams and regrets.

Alexander Elchaninov

Living one day at a time,
Enjoying one moment at a time,
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace,
Taking, as Jesus did,
This sinful world as it is,
Not as I would have it,
Trusting that You will make all things right. . .
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life,
And supremely happy with You forever in the next.

The 2nd half of “The Serenity Prayer”