Radical Acceptance


We all have problems in our lives, from tiny frustrations, to great big unsolvable monstrosities. What I want to talk about today is those bigger things - the things that seem unfair, the things you try so hard to change that it feels like it’s ripping you up inside. Do you have…

We talk about social service, service to the people, service to humanity, service to others who are far away, helping to bring peace to the world - but often we forget that it is the very people around us that we must live for first of all. If you cannot serve your wife or husband or child or parent - how are you going to serve society? If you cannot make your own child happy, how do you expect to be able to make anyone else happy? If all our friends in the peace movement or of service communities of any kind do not love and help each other, whom can we love and help?

—Thích Nhất Hạnh (via purplebuddhaproject)

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