The Paradox of Personal Growth

“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”

— Carl Rogers

I have found this to be true for my own experience.  The words are symbolized by this scene from a place in the North of Michigan that was very important in my boyhood–a time and feelings whose meaning only became revealed to me many, many years later.

Huron National Forest, Michigan

Huron National Forest, Michigan

9 thoughts on “The Paradox of Personal Growth

    1. Tom Schultz Post author

      Glad you enjoyed, both the quote and the pic. The little, intimate things in nature tend to attract me more than the spectacular. I guess that’s a change that has come to me. 🙂 This narrow stream bubbling over the rocks, disappearing around the bend back into the forest. And, of course, the small flowers adding a splash of pastel to the scene. 🙂

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    1. Tom Schultz Post author

      I really believe this to be true, based on my own experience. Self-acceptance, I’ve found, is a lifelong process. And I’m glad you enjoyed the pic. This place was important to my boyhood, although it seems I had forgotten that until recently.

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