Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Another reason for self acceptance

This week in ongoing class the topic was moral courage. Sometimes I think it is the task of looking clearly and honestly at oneself that requires the greatest moral courage of all:

The full and joyful acceptance of the worst in oneself may be the only sure way of transforming it.

Henry Miller

A stubborn refusal to look within pretty much guarantees that we will never make any substantial changes in ourselves even if we want to very much.


  1. Anonymous10:26 PM

    This did not even occur to me during class. It certainly does take courage. Marilyn

  2. A friend and I are discussing this very issue. His dark past has him in a quagmire of self-loathing, but what I try to remind him of is the fact he chooses to no longer live that way. And in such choosing, begins to right the wrongs.


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