Saturday, April 23, 2005

God, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.

I'm not sure about god, and know I can't change that I am me...

I pray (ache) for courage and wisdom...

8 little fish:

Blogger Carl V. swam up to say...

If you pray and ache for it, you'll get it....add to the prayer, however, that you have patience as well because sometimes these things take time!

11:35 PM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

thank you Carl

sometimes, even though i know that, i need to hear it....

11:41 PM  
Blogger anne swam up to say...

Those posts didn't strike me as those of a cowardly or foolish lady... In any case, I (hope I) agree with Carl, on all accounts.

4:57 AM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

Desiderata, my dear.

12:15 PM  
Blogger the wheel swam up to say...

Are you in rehab or something? Ah, nevermind, that's none of my business.

From what I can tell, you have plenty of wisdom.

4:05 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

chin up, my dear.

do something to your hair. it may patch up some of your existential problems.

7:01 AM  
Blogger the Mad "Chef" swam up to say...

Grant me the serenity

to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change
the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference,

Living one day at a time,
enjoying one moment at a time,
accepting hardship as a pathway to peace,
taking this sinful world as it is,
not as I would have it,
Trusting that you will make all things
right if I surrender to your will,
so that I may be reasonably happy
in this life, and supremely happy
with you forever in the next."

One of the freedoms you get when you choose your own conception of a "higher Power" is that it no longer has to be something "out" there, "somewhere". This little meditation was written by a man speaking to "his" God and I have attached the complete version for your is only my opinion, but the "Kingdom of God" comes from within...heaven and hell reside, conceptually, within myself....spirtual law dictates that it must also reside within the rest of the human race, as well...if that's what I believe. When I read or speak this meditation I remember that I can't change others "Kingdom's" and I can only change changes right now!! A thought (these words (?)Grant me the serenity...followed by some good action, even if all I'm capable of doing is the next right thing (laundry, go to work, give kids bath, smile, etc.) Practice finding that second of peace when your brain and spirit know silence...that's serenity for me.

8:34 AM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

no i'm not in rehab, i just was a bit upset at the time... thanks everyone for all your kind words...

i believe in god, i'm just not too certain about the details

10:32 AM  

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