Silence is true wisdom’s best reply.
God, Grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the difference…
Looking at these words in this order…when life brings relationships to a end, it is usually not how we want it to go. We want it our way, so that way we are less pained, disheartened and don’t have to FEEL all the negative and painful emotions. Yes in a perfect world this would happen. In the real world, Nope, not a chance. Communication is key for life’s serenity. Whether it be family, love interest, friends, or work. When silence is heard, it speaks volumes. It speaks what we usually dont want to hear. We hear finalization, we hear the end. What if we changed our thoughts to positive and looked at it as a learning experience and looked at it as God doing for us what we just couldn’t do for ourselves? What if the silence in our lives could be a good thing? I have been uncomfortable with silence for most of my whole life. Why? Hmm.. Maybe because I am a creature seeking instant gratification and I am impulsive at times and want what I want right now. What in the hell would be the lesson in making me wait? Hurry up and wait. Waiting for answers to questions I present daily, waiting for doctor’s reports, waiting for a response from someone that I am having complications with, waiting for life’s moments to happen…NOW, right NOW. I have learned to have the patience of Job(biblically speaking), yet in other areas of my life I am the Veronica from Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory , I want it NOW. So extreme, but at times that is my personality unless I am working a program, talking to my sponsor, working with others and just giving it to God without trying to take it back in the same breathe. Work in progress daily for sure. It’s progress Amy surely not perfection. Slow Down…Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither were relationships whether it be family, romantic, friendship or work. Silence, Acceptance and Wisdom. I need to SAW daily with these eyes God has given me. I need to clean my contacts, wipe down my glasses and see what God is showing me. Experiencing silence after I have bore my soul to someone is painstaking. Soul wrenching and if I allow could ruin me. So my sponsor tells me Acceptance and Serenity Prayer Amy. Gratitude List Amy. Progress not Perfection Amy. So that you can acquire Wisdom out of these life lessons that are experienced on a daily basis. So, I am learning, praying, accepting what is, is what it is. We can’t make someone love us. We can only Love ourselves and others….We can’t make someone like or want us, we can only BE present and be true to self…..We can’t make the world revolve around us, we can only humbly and gratefully live in it. Today, is a new day, God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the difference…Silence, Acceptance and Wisdom….