Prayer of Serenity
by, 10-10-2011 at 02:11 PM (352 Views)
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.
.... Prayer of Serenity. It's for Alcoholics, but relative to the experience of every human being, as everyone has addictions and can be delusional about who they are and their capacity. Sometimes we try to jump over are knees. There are things we can change and there are things we can't. By being sincere, and understanding this simple thing, it initiates in you a completely different paradigm shift. You begin to not look to change others, but refocus your efforts on the only thing that you can. In doing so, you become the stimulus of change in others. People can't continue on the same way they have with you, when you are different. Your being will have an affect on changing their being. You hold up your own world, it shows people hold to hold up theirs.
Remember, be sincere with yourself. Even if you don't believe in God, you can still take from this the aim of self sincerity. You don't need to suffer over what you can not change, that removes a lot of distress and puts you on the path to extract from your experiences what can assist you in becoming what you aim to be.