Endigar 498 ~ A Prayer for All Seasons

From Today’s Daily Reflections;

God grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, Courage to change the things we can, And wisdom to know the difference.   (Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, page 125)

The power of this prayer is overwhelming in that its simple beauty parallels the A.A. Fellowship. There are times when I get stuck while reciting it, but if I examine the section which is troubling me, I find the answer to my problem. The first time this happened I was scared, but now I use it as a valuable tool. By accepting life as it is, I gain serenity. By taking action, I gain courage and I thank God for the ability to distinguish between those situations I can work on, and those I must turn over. All that I have now is a gift from God: my life, my usefulness, my contentment, and this program. The serenity enables me to continue walking forward.

Alcoholics Anonymous is the easier, softer way.

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The convergence of these three paths lead to the most powerful expression of my life.  The path of serenity is where I develop my ability to hear and understand Gomu (God of my understanding).  The path of courage is where I develop my interactive usefulness to God and others.  The path of Wisdom is where I take the events of my life and make them a way of living a balanced life.  I have the tools to learn from my experience at the crossroads of these three paths.

 

2 Responses to “Endigar 498 ~ A Prayer for All Seasons”

  1. Greetings from the professor! How’s it going?

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