Wow. Another day. I am glad you came back to visit. You are welcome here anytime. Today I will begin to share with you some of the principles that have enhanced my life. I believe that living life on life’s terms needs to be built upon a foundation of acceptance. The Serenity Prayer sums up acceptance in three phrases. What I can not change (people, places and things), What I can change (my attitude, perspective and perception), and the wisdom to know the difference (To trust the God of my understanding with what I do not understand).
God grant me the serentity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.
The principles outlined in this prayer have changed my life. In essence, I began to learn what was my responsibility and what was not my responsibility. When I started my journey, as described in an earlier post, From my Heart, I began to understand that enmeshment was not the standard for a healthy relationship. On the contrary, I learned that healthy relationships were established when I respected where I ended and the other person began. I no longer needed to do the dance that I had learned and practiced for so many years. My freedom bloomed as I started to accept that I was responsible for my own happiness. My relationships with people took on new meaning. I no longer needed to take anyone hostage emotionally. Instead of being dependent upon any relationship, I discovered that I could be empowered.
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