“See if you can catch yourself complaining, in either speech or thought, about a situation you find yourself in, what other people do or say, your surroundings, your life situation, even the weather. To complain is always nonacceptance of what is. It invariably carries an unconscious negative charge. When you complain, you make yourself into a victim. When you speak out, you are in your power. So change the situation by taking action or by speaking out if necessary or possible; leave the situation or accept it. All else is madness.”
― Eckhart Tolle
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I LOVE this quote. Thank you so much for sharing this. It arrived in my inbox at exactly the right time.
Glad it resonated with you. Thanks for letting me know.
Acceptance and gratitude….both strong antidotes to being a victim and/or complaining. I was just doing it this afternoon…complaining that is….then I went for a walk this evening and brought myself gently back to gratitude. Lovely quote.
I find that paying attention to the universal helps breed feelings of gratitude. Thanks for sharing your story, Barb.