What is That to Thee?
SYNOPSIS: One of the greatest hindrances to the authentic and joyous life is judging others. Focusing on what others are doing or not doing is just one more tool our mind uses to distract us from the present moment and the incredible power and freedom available to us NOW.
FEATURED MUSICIAN: Pamela Van Kirk
TAKEAWAYS: Think about what you are being called to do, listen for the answer and follow it. Let go of the societal distractions that take you away from your calling.
The Serenity Prayer is used by millions of people to help them in their recovery from addiction. It is simple and short, and contains just three key ideas. "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference."
Many of us, who don't consider ourselves struggling with addiction (unless we counted ice cream or our favorite TV shows), still wonder why life seems so frustrating and why it is so easy for the behavior of others to affect our happiness. Perhaps if we kept a list for one day, recording all the times we wished someone behaved differently, we would see how much we too need the Serenity Prayer.
This Sunday, continuing on with my series on Conscious Evolution, we'll explore how focusing on what others are doing or not doing is how our monkey mind, our chattering psyche, keeps us sleepwalking through life. Our planet and all living things need our consciousness now more than ever. And it's not only generations yet to come that need us to wake up. The people around us right now, our closest relationships, need us to get down and get serious about who we are and what we can change or not change. It's time we say yes to serenity, courage, and wisdom.
The music team will feature Pamela Van Kirk on lead vocals and guitar. She will be teamed with Gwen Gathercoal on piano and Jim Turner on bass. I am certain they will rock.
In loving faith and service,