Freedom to Change Comes From Acceptance First

Carl Rogers once said, “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself as I am, then I can change.” A paradox indeed – and many of us fear that this kind of radical acceptance will de-motivate us from growing and evolving.

But it turns out to be just the opposite. When we can give ourselves love and tenderness for the light and the dark aspects of our nature, we provide fertile ground for positive change.

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