Finding Peace With The Serenity Prayer


The serenity pray is "God grant me the serenity, to accept the things I can not change. The courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."

One of the largest sources of stress for most people is dealing with other people. People are some things we can not change. You might try to change other people, but you are going to wind up extremely frustrated.

All that we can control is our response to people. If someone raises their voice, we do not need to respond or get stressed out. But, we DO have a choice. If you can control your anger at work with a difficult customer, you can manage your anger with that family member you don't get along with.

We can control who has access to our time. For example, some people are simply toxic. Why spend time around them if you don't need to? On the other hand, some people demand too much of our time. We can set firm boundaries so we don't waste our time. These are all ways we have control in our relationships.

Life tends just to happen. Sometimes, we have little control over what happens in life, but we can control how we respond. We can decide to become overwhelmed about the future, or we can live in the present moment, having faith the future will be ok. We can always control our reactions. This is a guarantee. We can argue with the way life has treated us and be a victim, or we can figure out what is under our control and take back our lives.

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