Serenity, Courage, Wisdomposted by in Inner Voice Whispers
Today’s Inner Voice Whisper (here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fv-IYo5hex8 ) focuses on a poem that Russ loves, says and uses every day. It goes like this (but has a few slightly different versions). “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.”
It’s a very simple poem on first look, but the power behind those words (whether you believe in God or have another higher power) can change your life completely.
Russ Whitney says the ‘Serenity Prayer’, as it’s come to be called, all the time because it’s so simple and easy to do but has amazing results.
What Russ likes is that, using the Serenity Prayer, a person can look at every situation in their life, no matter what it might be, and have an instant answer about what to do.
For example, many people have guilt, remorse or negative feelings about the past. They ‘live in it’ and it becomes a noose around their neck, dragging them down. But if you use the Serenity Prayer you’ll see that you simply need to accept the things you cannot change.
You can’t change the past, so let it go and move on without the burden of that remorse of grief.
The next part, the courage to change the things I can, will give you the guidance you need to tackle any challenge and overcome any difficulty. Knowing that you truly can change something, whether it’s your success, your relationships, your happiness, whatever, can give your ego a boost and help you to accomplish great things.
Reading the Serenity Prayer can actually give your courage a boost, by the way.
The last part comes with practice and maturity. The wisdom to know the difference is an ability that some find easy and some find, well, the opposite.
Knowing which fight to fight, knowing what to keep and what to throw away in your life, and being able to choose between the two, is essential to a happy, healthy and successful life, no doubt.
Pick your battles wisely is what the Serenity Prayer is telling us. It’s not always easy to do, but saying the prayer regularly (like Russ does) can certainly help.
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