24 of the Best Quotes on Self Acceptance

Each and every month we set a theme for MerryBody, but we’re extra excited for May’s them! Really, it’s the essence, the backbone, the mission of everything we do…

The theme is: Self-Acceptance.

It’s the practice of knowing that right here, right now, you are amazing… just as you are.

The practice of Self-Acceptance makes the journey of life itself filled with so much more joy.

Rather than saving up happiness and joy only for when you reach XYZ… you allow yourself to experience happiness and joy every step of the way.

Self-Acceptance isn’t complacency, it’s a practice to accompany you on the ebb and flow of life.

This is why we don’t do ‘before and after photos’ and we don’t work towards the ‘summer body’, we don’t talk about body parts as ‘muffin tops’ and ‘tuck shop lady arms’.

If this is sounding up your alley… and especially if you haven’t tried MerryBody yet… sign up to .

What’s the best that can happen?

Well, you might just find a new way of exercise that you love!

In the meantime enjoy these amazing, wise words. 

24 of the Best Quotes on Self Acceptance


“Accept — then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.” — Eckhart Tolle

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” — Alan Watts

“To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

“The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.” — Nathaniel Branden

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” — Lao Tzu

“My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance” — Michael J. Fox

“Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.” — J.K. Rowling

“For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” — Dalai Lama

“Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” — Brené Brown

“When you stop living your life based on what others think of you real life begins. At that moment, you will finally see the door of self-acceptance opened.” — Shannon L. Alder

“I’m a rose whether I’m admired or not, I’m a rose whether anyone’s crazy about me or not…” — Serdar Özkan

“Live your life, sing your song. Not full of expectations. Not for the ovations. But for the joy of it.” — Rasheed Ogunlaru

“Love your darkness and you shall know your light.” — Vironika Tugaleva

“No tree tries to become a certain kind of tree. No flower tries to become a certain kind of flower. The tree and the flower open up to the sun and soak up water. Thus, they grow into themselves. No judgment. No expectations. No commentary. Your task is the same.” — Vironika Tugaleva

“Magic happens when you step into who you truly are and embrace that which fulfils your soul.” — Dacha Avelin

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“And I said to my body softly, “I want to be your friend.” It took a long breath and replied, “I have been waiting my whole life for this.”” — Nayyirah Waheed

“Hating our bodies is something that we learn, and it sure as hell is something that we can unlearn.” — Megan Jayne Crabbe

“Stop trying to fix your body. It was never broken.” — Eve Ensler

“Don’t waste so much time thinking about how much you weigh. There is no more mind-numbing, boring, idiotic, self-destructive diversion from the fun of living.” — Meryl Streep

“Life is so much more beautiful and complex than a number on a scale.” — Tess Munster

“No amount of self-improvement can make up for any lack of self-acceptance.” — Robert Holden

“The most important day is the day you decide you’re good enough for you. It’s the day you set yourself free.” — Brittany Josephina

If you have any other words to add to our Best Quotes on Self Acceptance, send us a message we’d love to hear from you!

We’ll leave you with our MerryBody Mantra…

Always remember that you are amazing. Right here, right now. Take a breath, take a step. 

Always merrymaking,

Emma + Carla

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