As children, teens and even as adults, many situations arise in which we feel like we are being treated unfairly. This injustice provokes feelings of anger, upset, and if prolonged, it eventually leads to feelings of indifference and depression.
The initial anger we feel can be positively directed into motivating us to make changes. If however, we only get upset and complain, we have wasted our energy and missed an opportunity to improve our circumstances.
Sometimes we do genuinely try to direct our upset feelings towards transforming an unfair situation, but when we are incapable of doing so, we feel like we are hitting our heads against a brick wall. Our failed efforts lead us into feelings of impotence.
When we feel like life is treating us unfairly, we can resort to the Serenity Prayer as a tool for transformation and healing.
When you know that you can change your circumstances, then you must gather the courage to do so. It is important to reflect, plan out and rehearse how you will do things differently in the future so that your efforts will be successful.
When you know that the situation is beyond you and that there is nothing you can do to improve it, then serenely accept what is. If you can’t accept it, then leave.
When you aren’t sure if you are capable of transforming your circumstances, then pray or meditate for wisdom and clarity. If you trust and are open to solutions, you will find the guidance you need within you.
This prayer helps me with decision-making on a daily basis. I hope you find it as empowering as I do! Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts! Remember, sharing is caring, so send this to someone who is struggling and could use the insight 😉