acceptance

angel76's picture



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I think it was Saint Francis of Assisi who said

Lord, 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

This is so beautiful! Yet, I would change it a little bit to make it perfect (though in this I will spoil its beauty):

Lord, grant me the serenity to accept anything, the humility to let go things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.



kalgo's picture

You didn't

I don't think you spoiled the beauty. So correct.

As we are creating our reality, I think that we can change anything, if we really wholeheartedly want. Therefore, I would further change it to:

Lord, grant me the serenity to accept anything, the humility to let go things I don't truly need to change, the courage to change the things I truly want to change, and the wisdom to know the difference.

kalgo | Sat, 12/29/2007 - 18:50
dhorai's picture

pros and cons!

pros:
if this saying is followed literally .......
no parent will force his child to his or her ideals.

then their should be a lord like sun to be firm and removing his dirt....

thats why u do not see the sun in the midst of holy cross of the pope of vatican....

and the catholic christians dont try too many things and they do not marry and do many diovoces and the family in all christians are stable indeed.....

for sun does not mean learning and learning alone....

and saturn does not mean earning and earning alone....

hope u get near truth.....

revelation 1st chapter:
age of lord of universe is always 67.....
for last 2000 years....
and the 24 cosmic elders too....

the quotes:
the lord of universe (not just world)
face was as the sun shining in his strength....
his feets were as hard as brass why?
all christians allow lord of universe to walk in desert it seems .....
his hair as white as wool ?
why he takes lot of coffee......

his eyes as red as coal....

not by receiving bad vibrations by christian community one feels... pl do not laugh but observe...

he was clothed in white and white......

why does he god of innocence....

or does he say all colours loved by christians unite in white...
why the ramakrishna mission gives brahmachari white dress code... and iskcon too.....
and lamas too and turn to saffron......

unknown does dasaratha tell these saffron men do ravan act...
i do not know am i the reader of their hearts.....

is it true that ravana comes in saffron cloth to distrupt sitasa who are weded to virtue of giving to holy men...

why revelation of st jhon the divioe after giving this is now born as murugu rajendran doing astrology....

does he exist as st jhon the divine in all christians who read revelation if so what iot can lead to except total destruction as said in bible....

and st francis of assisi is not belong to dog class....

lot to answer .....

and why koran came ......

why so many christians were killed trying to convert ....

why jesus said "eli eli lama sabachitani"

why tibet lama building is constructed over a crore kilo mass of gold that can help a gold road as heaven.....

and why the lord of the universe voice is as music of many waters....

does he killed himself to staticness that new world creation may come.....

answer???

if possible.....

or i shall answer.....

with love,
dhorai...

with love
dhorai.

dhorai | Sun, 02/22/2009 - 15:06
Elijah_NatureBoy's picture

What does that have to do

What does that have to do with the opening post?
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Have you questioned your beliefs? Reason the different concepts until all pros and cons are integrated into the 64,800 degrees of your vision.
--Elijah "NatureBoy"--

Elijah_NatureBoy | Thu, 03/04/2010 - 17:18
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My way of saying is change

My way of saying is change what you can and respect what you can't for what they are will eliminate personal sorrows and mental hurt.
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Have you questioned your beliefs? Reason the different concepts until all pros and cons are integrated into the 64,800 degrees of your vision.
--Elijah "NatureBoy"--

Elijah_NatureBoy | Thu, 03/04/2010 - 17:15