Serenity Prayer

One of my favorite things about recovery is the serenity prayer. It makes sense on so many levels. It represents not only the shared chorus of voices celebrating the end of a great meeting, but also the encapsulates the spirit of Recovery. Here’s a great reflection from one of my favorite apps:

When I first read the Serenity Prayer, the word “serenity” itself seemed like an impossibility. At the time, the word conjured up images of lethargy, apathy, resignation, or grim-faced endurance; it hardly seemed a desirable goal. But I’ve since found that serenity means none of those things. Serenity for me today is simply a clear-eyed and realistic way of seeing the world, accompanied by inner peace and strength. My favorite definition is, “Serenity is like a gyroscope that lets us keep our balance no matter what turbulence swirls around us.” Is that a state of mind worth aiming for?

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