Today's thought from Hazelton

Discussion in 'Parent Emeritus' started by Nomad, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. Nomad

    Nomad Guest

    Two things a man should never be angry at: what he can help, and what he cannot help.
    --Thomas Fuller

    In the Serenity Prayer, we pray for the wisdom to know the difference between what we can change and what we cannot. That distraction can be hard for many of us to recognize. When we finally see the reality clearly – that some things we face cannot be controlled by our own will or fixed by force – new possibilities open up to us. When we stop trying to move a mountain, our relationship to the mountain changes. We start to live at peace with the mountain. At the same time we can take greater responsibility for those parts of our lives that we can change.

    Peace of mind comes from accepting what we can do nothing about and taking responsibility for what we can.

  2. Star*

    Star* call 911

    just as an afterthought - because I've thought of this A LOT....A LOT A LOT A LOT.

    My peace came when I realized if I had the faith of a mustard seed I could move that mountain.

    consider the size of that seed.

    then considered the size of my doubt.

    then considered the size of that mole hill.

    it put the mountin into perspecitve. ;)