Be Still and Listen

I continue my commitment to telling the new story.

I breathe. I am still. I listen. Serenity I hear.

I read my own poems from SunCatcher. Several are full of the serenity of being alone in Nature.

But I realize what I really crave is the serenity found in the AA Serenity Prayer.

Wow. Even the origin of this prayer is disputed, whether from Reinhold Niebuhr or – the one I would like to believe of course – was written by a woman. No matter. It exists beyond all of them.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.

Today I know that I feel healthy, grateful for my life and the multitude of blessings, pain in my legs and hips which I hope is from sitting for days on end, and joy from knowing that such things as poetry and spiritual wisdom can bring me home.

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