The Serenity Prayer says "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." I was thinking about how many things we have the power to change. I cannot change other people. Sometimes I can't change certain situations. Those things I must accept.
But MY life, my behavior, my perspective, my financial situation, the people I hang out with, my education, work, the way I relate to people, my hopes and dreams??? I CAN change all those things. And if I ask my higher power for the courage to change the things I CAN, then imagine what kind of power comes into play! Not only can I make these changes, but I have all the Universe behind me. We are incredibly powerful!
I know that all things that come to me are meant for me. I will continue to pray for knowledge of my higher power's will for my life. As long as I continue to pray for a revelation of my destiny, INSTEAD of specific outcomes, then I can trust I'm on the right path.
He says to focus on the space, the in-between. THAT is where Being is. He says that sound is born from silence and dies into silence, and while it is alive, it is surrounded by silence. It would not exist without silence. The SILENCE. THAT is Being.
It got me excited to meditate on that concept, focusing on the space, on the non-thought, the emptiness, the silence, the in-between. That is where I'll find the Infinite.
I'm just a traveler, a dreamer, like you.