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.
Living one day at a time;
enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
that I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
forever in the next.
Without any connotation to religion and religious beliefs this prayer carries a lot of wisdom. There are some things which are in our control and some not in our control. We usually under-estimate ourselves. That can be due to low self-esteem, low self-confidence, negative remarks made to us, situations of failure and the like.
There are DNA imprints we are born with. We cannot change our physical appearance, the color of our skin, and our growth and development. Like a zebra stripes or a leopards dots are inherent to its very physicality. Similarly laws of the universe like the earths revolution and rotation, the expanse of the sky, the movements of the clouds are all natural. This brings us to the fact that the only thing we can change is ourselves…our thoughts, our behavior which will in turn reflect on our characters and our fortunes.
We need to get out of our comfort zones to make the changes required. Ask the right questions, write a log, and chat with a counsellor. .…often times it is our thinking and thoughts which make us feel uncomfortable and disturbed. We are hurt by our own thoughts. The most practical solution in this case would be to have a dialogue with the person, you think is ,causing you discomfort. Or to realize through self-assessment and self-awareness that they are just thoughts and will pass away like clouds.
It does call for a lot of strength practice and discipline to unlearn and train . Reach us at tatvamasi for a dialogue with the Life Coach to understand HOW to get out of your own way!
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