How Letting People Be Themselves Can Actually Help You


Acceptance is transformational for both parties.
Accepting people as they are is transformational. For years, a man tried to get his elderly mother to stop complaining. One day he gave up trying to change her and accepted her faults. This experience of unconditional love opened her heart and she stopped condemning herself and others. If there is some area of your life that you are seeking to change, first practice acceptance. By acknowledging where you are and giving thanks for the good that you have received, you will release an energy that will transform your present circumstances.

—Douglas Bloch in Listening to Your Inner Voice