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Something Spiritual for Sunday

By Marcus Santer

The Sunday Quote:

The Serenity Prayer

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change
Courage to change the things I can
And wisdom to know the difference

Grant me patience for the changes that take time
Gratitude for all that I have
And compassion for those less fortunate than myself

And give me faith to get up and do it all over again tomorrow
Thy will not my will be done

This isn’t my first post on the Serenity Prayer.

And I doubt it will be my last.

I contemplate it at least twice a day, every day and it has been a great source of strength, wisdom and support to me over the years.

And it was on Louis walk yesterday that I unravelled another layer of its brilliance.

Would you like to know what it is?

Okay then…


That’s quite a list of desirable qualities isn’t it?

Can you imagine how much stronger you would be with these in your life?

Well when you contemplate the Serenity Prayer you’re asking for help with demonstrating them in your daily affairs.

Which for the more awake of you will raise an important question…

“Who are you asking for help?”

Great question.

And who you ask is up to you:

It’s all gravy baby.

I believe that you get more of what you focus on in your life.

I believe your consciousness is like fertile soil… It will give you more of whatever you plant in it.

And so on.

Regular contemplation of the Serenity Prayer helps you to plant the seeds of:

In your consciousness.

How long it takes for them to blossom is up to you.

Sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly.

You’ll find more of my musings on the Serenity Prayer on page 125 of my book:

ZEN+ The Art and Science of Living Healthier for Longer

Right, time for Louis walk and my contemplation.

Bye for now


P.S. I was sharing the content of this post with Clarabella last night whilst she was brushing her teeth.

I tell ya, I can’t be easy to live with =)


As I was talking I suddenly realised some even deeper brilliance of the Serenity Prayer.

Scroll back to the top of the page and re-read the first 4 lines…

I’ll wait…


What did you notice?

That’s right.

The subject of managing Change came up over and over again.

I’ll leave you to chew on that one.

But in the meantime, if you’d like help changing your:

And zest for life…

You’ll need a copy of this.

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