On this Easter Sunday morning, I believe that I am alone for the first time in my life on this special family day celebrating God’s many gifts to us. Alone, but not without the company of profound spiritual guidance. Alone, but not without the answers to many perplexing questions. Alone, but facing issues that have haunted me for years. Alas! The answers are coming at the speed of thought from the Master of the Universe, Whom I call Father...
My most profound realization so far is this: ACCEPTANCE FOR WHAT IS, ALONG WITH FORGIVENESS IS THE GREATEST GIFT THAT YOU CAN GIVE TO YOURSELF.
I wore a medallion for most of my youth that had the “Praying Hands” on the front and this prayer on the back:
“GOD GRANT ME THE SERENITY TO ACCEPT THE THINGS I CANNOT CHANGE; COURAGE TO CHANGE THE THINGS THAT I CAN;
AND WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE.”
And so the answers to my spiritual journey was worn around my neck for most of my youthful years! A simple, yet profound wisdom. Prior to this awakening, acceptance without an effort to alter in some way to “reflect my perspective” was out of the question. This is truly a selfish
egoic posture for control.I thank God for this newly found wisdom even though it was with me (around my neck) all those years.
I would not have discovered this had I stayed in a combative egoic battle with Mom. And so it is with a greater understanding that I will accept whatever is in the moment (NOW) and render forgiveness when necessary regardless of motive or intent. This is how the heart heals the soul. There is folly in retribution...
Loving you all this Easter Sunday. God Bless,