I’m not one to really incorporate religious themes and elements into my blog posts, but for this particular topic, I think it would be appropriate to cite The Serenity Prayer, which I am sure a lot of us are familiar with: “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.”
This prayer has always held a lot of relevance for me, personally, and I think it is one that could be relevant to a lot of us, regardless if we are religious are not. I’ve always found this prayer to be so simple yet so powerful, and I’ve been thinking about it a fair bit as of late in terms of how important it is to accept the things we cannot change.
Quite honestly, I strongly believe this prayer could, in a way, be an anthem for 2020 in regards to how it has unfolded so far.
I encourage you to contemplate the significance of this prayer and consider how it can be widely applied to so many aspects of life for so many of us. I know I am not alone in saying that I often struggle to accept things beyond my control and experience frustration as a result, but this prayer really hits home in terms of its simple yet simultaneously powerful message.
The act of acknowledging that there are forces beyond our control and influence in this world can be an incredibly healing realization. Many of us, I believe, place a significant amount of pressure on ourselves when it comes to carrying burdens for things beyond our control, but once we are able to recognize that acceptance can be a seriously powerful healing and peace-instilling force, chances are we will look at future obstacles and challenges a little differently.
Here’s to the power of acceptance.