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Again, I am not telling you that if you have contracted a major illness, to just lie down and die. But if you have gotten something such as diabetes, MS, or something similar which requires a life-style change, then going with flow or swimming against it can determine if you survive or not. Chances are, you made this life script for yourself before you decided to come here. You were giving yourself opportunity to transmute Karma in a big way. Don’t blow it by being inflexible and angry; learn your limitations and do very best that you can every day.
Say that a loved one has adopted an attitude that is causing you pain. After telling them in best way that you can that they are hurting you, they choose not to change. You can’t change them. We can never, ever, change another person. We can only change ourselves. Rather than experiencing constant pain, wouldn’t it be better to let it go? Your pain is caused by your wish that things would be different. If they aren’t going to be, then adapt.
Your life is going to be just as easy, or just as difficult as you decide it is going to be. Learn to relax, learn to accept, learn to flow. You will be surprised at inner peace that acceptance can bring.
The Serenity Prayer:
GOD, grant me serenity
to accept things I cannot change,
Courage to change things I can,
and wisdom to know difference.
Living ONE DAY AT A TIME;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardship as pathway to peace.
As my son once told me, most profound line in this prayer is “the wisdom to know difference”. Learn that, and you have learned secret to true peace and happiness.
Sibyl McLendon is 1/2 Navajo. She is the owner of Spirit Web Design http://www.spirit-webdesign.net. She has been designing sites for 3 years. Visit Spirit Web Design for useful information on website marketing.