“And the truth is that everybody is going to hurt you. You just have to find the ones worth suffering for.”
Suffering is a personal choice. And it is for us to choose if we wish to suffer, or not. Our external environment can sometimes trigger us in ways unexpected.
Responding and not reacting lies in our hands. Responding from a place of compassion, while being aware that we are firm and have our boundaries in place.
I’m grateful to my father who taught me this prayer as a kid.
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.
Living one day at a time,
enjoying one moment at a time,
accepting hardships as a pathway to peace;
taking, as God did, this sinful world as it is,
not as I would have it;
trusting that you will make all things right
If I surrender to your will;
so that I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with you in the next.
Have a wonderful life.
Love, live, laugh!
Natasha Serenity Sinha
This is a cover by Mansa Jimmy, an artist I admire. Mansa is from the Uttarakhand mountains in India (Himalayas) and lends serenity to our soul with her music.