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The prayer of serenity

Have you ever come across the prayer of serenity? It goes like this, “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.”

This is a wise way to look at the subject of change because as humans we find change to be challenging and it creates stresses that affect us knowingly or unknowingly, therefore, how we handle it is very important.

There are things in life that will not change, some to our advantage and others possibly to our detriment. Day and night , the passage of time, and ageing are all things we cannot change. On the other hand, there are a number of things that seem unchangeable that we can indeed change, like our ability to be more efficient and productive, or to stand against injustices that are culturally ingrained.

Sometimes, we need wisdom to be able to discern between what we can change and what we can’t change. Life will always be progressive and fulfilling when we ensure that we are maintaining the right balance in relation to change.