Accepting What We Cannot Change: Is more than just line in the Serenity Prayer.
“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.“
For myself, it was learning about DETACHMENT.
I had to take a 2nd glance one day at a person I use to know, in the mall, because that person was not recognizable to me for those few moments. Then when I realized who it was, I felt the oddest feeling. I asked my counsellor what happened..apparently , I had detached from that person, in mind, body and spirit..finally! Now I can avoid without guilt, one way or another. Here is what I learnt and what I felt…
Detachment is like a deep breath of peace and forgiveness at the same time, which totally makes sense to me now. It is the ability of talking about with ease, that which at some point brought me pain of heart and tears. It is learning to forgive myself for the roll I played in my own dysfunction at one point in my life and gaining the strength I need to move forward, to start afresh! What a great release it was! Freeing myself to lead my life as I wanted..with grace!
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Life does not have a purpose other than Life itself. The purpose of what IS… is to BE. BEING is the most basic and ultimate purpose at the same time. In the human world, a purpose is something different than what IS. It is an ideal of what “should be.” Life does not bring any […]
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Its getting worse by the minute..I went to pick up a few gifts at the dollar store..(lmao)..at the checkout I scanned my buggy, figured I had bout 30-35 items..should total around 40 to 46 bux..wrong! $70 freakin dollars!!!..You know the cost of living is going up when a dollar costs you 3 dollars eh.. But anyways, I was kind of amused as I was looking at something in one aisle and could hear 2 men over in the next aisle talking religion. They were reciting verses from a bible and one saying he believes the world is about to end because it says so in the bible and he quoted verses that verified that.. Jeez, I thought, what a conversation for a youngster to catch hold of. A poor child will be traumatized! As I come around the corner they kept talking bible quotes, looked at me, smiled and shuffled to the right. It took everything for me not to say..”cmon get out of the way! I need to get home and call my family, cause the worlds going to end! I heard it at the dollar store!!” If there is one thing I have learnt in my years, it is that the journey does heavily outweigh the destination. People are so worried about tomorrow that they forget to live today! This exact moment is all you have. We can achieve more when it comes to living long and healthy lives..put one foot in front of the other. I can say without a doubt, there is a beautiful serenity when we live life slowly and one day at a time. We seem to always be waiting for miracles, not realizing each day we wake is a miracle. In 2009 when I had my heart attack and was in ICU for 4 days..mad yet scared, crying and praying, telling staff I did not want to see anyone but my children, I made a vow that, if the Creator helped me thru that trial, to live more years on this earth, Not a day would go by that I would in some way, some how inspire at least one person, even if all I had to give was a smile.. I would..I promise. So for myself, I dont care to be around negativity or hear such things like the world is ending, cause they read it in a bible. Get out, make some one elses day! And you will be surprised at the reward when you do. You may have saved one life instead of dwelling on lives ending! This is why I began reading about Wicca..its all about living a healthy life, appreciating exactly what is in front of you..a changing world..nothing stays the same..nothing and no one! My religion is nature and I can prove it exists..lol Dont weigh down your heart and soul..release..manifest..enjoy the moment!!.. Now back to gift buying. I think I seen a Dollar Tree store at the outskirts of town? (wink)
PS: I am not bashing religion, I am preaching about living.