„The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.“

Source: On Becoming a Person: A Therapist's View of Psychotherapy

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American psychologist 1902 - 1987

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„God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.“

—  Reinhold Niebuhr American protestant theologian 1892 - 1971

One of the most commonly quoted forms.
The Serenity Prayer (c. 1942)
Variant: Lord, grant me the strength to accept the things I cannot change,
he courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.

„I change my story by changing what I believe about myself.“

—  Miguel Ángel Ruiz Mexican writer and philosopher 1952

Facebook remarks (21 April 2011) http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10150164249167771&id=46678187770
Context: I change my story by changing what I believe about myself. When I clean up the lies I believe about myself, the lies I believe about other people change. Every time I change myself, my whole story changes to adapt to the new main character.

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