“Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace amid the storm.” –Anonymous
I am a spiritual person. I believe that there is a higher power that gently guides us all. With that being said, I appreciate everyone’s spiritual beliefs. I embrace uncertainty and celebrate the mysteries of life. A mystery to me that no longer goes uncelebrated is living life with serenity.
I need you in my life and that is why I am going to tell you a secret. A secret you can share with everyone. My secret: I’ve found serenity by only saying a few words each day. I say these words right when I walk up in the morning and throughout the day. Rather, an affirmation that helps me to recognize who really runs this Universe because it is not me. I am able to picture my higher power in others when I say this affirmation. It helps me find compassion when dealing with difficult situations. Still, I’ve found that in order to absorb serenity I need to totally surrender to my higher power. I often say at the table of life, “Could you pass me your will, not mine? Thank you.” Saying this helps remind me of the existence of my selfishness, pride and absence of welfare of others.
This is my secret affirmation:
“Thank you for granting me serenity, higher power. I’ve accepted all of me and that you will fight any battle for me as I am your child. I do not need to worry. I need only the courage to stand tall during battle and seek you out for your wisdom, guidance and encouragement. It is through your wisdom that I will discover your plan for me. “
By saying these words, I am made aware of how grateful I am for my higher power’s creative grace that I can logically think, reason and create–and know him. By saying this affirmation, I am reminded daily how much I rely on my higher power to give me freedom. I am ever so grateful that he is by my side always.
You should know by now that I have a willingness to expose my vulnerabilities by telling you my beliefs, faith and needs. Vulnerability is the only way that I’ve found to bring pure beauty and joy into my life. I will go into more detail about my thoughts on vulnerability in a later post as I don’t want to borrow too much of your time.
Thank you for reading.