Finding Wisdom to Change in The Serenity Prayer

June 30, 2011 by  
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Today I am thinking of Reinhold Niebuhr’s “Serenity Prayer”.  It is so brilliant.  It contains the formula for living a peaceful, content, and ever enlarging life. We do not control many of the things that come our way.  Good or bad.  We don’t control the time they happen in. But the thing we do control is acceptance without pity or anger towards ourselves and others.

The prayer tells us to accept with serenity the thing we cannot change.  In my case now, I can’t change my father being in the hospital for a month fighting for his life.  I can only offer love and support and know whatever happens, is part of living. So as I have done before I will accept and live the experience and turn it part of my life’s landscape and wisdom.

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