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Serenity Prayer and it's true meaning

By Edited Dec 5, 2015 2 2

Nowadays people are familiar with the serenity prayer and also for those who has been to the 12 step meetings such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous or Al – Anon to recover the alcohol or drug addiction are more familiar as the prayer is recited in group at the end of the meeting.

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.

Though you are familiar with prayer, do you know the real meaning of it?

GOD, GRANT ME THE SERENITY

The meaning of the "serenity" is calmness and peace both physically and mentally in everybody's life. Without it we face a lot of problems in our life. Physically we might become more frustrated or even frantic and also catch up with other problems like heart disease, irritable bowel syndrome or cancer. And emotionally they will have depression or they might get addicted to alcohol or drug, eating disorders and also compulsive overspending.

TO ACCEPT THE THINGS I CANNOT CHANGE

Almost everybody does believe that there is a power above us which got the control and there are things which are not in our control. We should plainly accept the fact and act accordingly. For example even if we wish that the sun should not rise the next morning it will be there in the sky.

Similarly if you want others to change as you wish it is also not that easy unless and until if they got any agreement with them. The need to change someone is merely impossible other than you as it is not under our control. This is the best statement which helps when you give serenity prayer gifts

THE COURAGE TO CHANGE THE THINGS I CAN

So if we can't change anything then what else we can change or what is in our control that we can handle? It is nothing but "Ourselves" whom we got the control to make changes for betterment.

For that we have to find the behavior which is cause of the problem and rectify it by changing ourselves. But it is not that much easy to change and need some courage to do it and that is where the serenity prayers help us to come up with.

AND THE WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE

This important line of the prayer tells us about distinguishing between what we can control and what not. This will eventually lessen the burden in us as we truly accept the fact that we are not in control of certain things and leave it happen and similarly those things in our control that is within us which need a change that has to be done in order to attain the peace inside us.

Thus if you ever hear or recite the serenity prayer do understand and follow its real meaning in life to attain peace which is "GOD".

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Comments

Jul 13, 2010 10:51pm
Franstuff
nice work
Nov 2, 2010 4:55am
mythbuster2009
Nice, easy to understand explanations. Thanks for taking the time to write this way. I think these principles are accessible and understandable by anyone with the way they're written here.
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