Acknowledging the part you play in how you got yourself fucked up is true wisdom and maturity.
One of the most popular prayers in existence that is rooted in cosmic law, not some begging, “I deserve” nonsense, is called the Serenity Prayer. It reads as follows:
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 beautiful prayer is short, simple, and to the point. Millions upon millions of people around the world recite these profound words every single day, and yet they still cannot grasp how this prayer is not rooted in passing along your life’s problems to some unseen deity for them to solve, but being brave enough to recognize how your energetic imprint can be found in every single tragedy you find yourself in!
As the prayer implies, acknowledging the part you play in how you got yourself fucked up is true wisdom and maturity.
What the majority of people do is they completely relinquish any responsibility they have in their lives to blame everything outside of themselves for why they’re broke, miserable, lonely, and traumatized. They do this because the ego death that comes with being honest with themselves about the role their own habits, beliefs, behaviors, and morals play in crafting their lives is too embarrassing and difficult to come to terms with. So to preserve their fragile egos they blame someone or something else.
As the Serenity Prayer implies, if you are serious about transforming your life, as I am sure that anyone who prays is interested in doing this, you must understand that you cannot change anything or anyone outside of you. So you cannot change your life if you are blaming external factors for why your life looks the way it does! Because you cannot change these factors. They will either remain the same or they will change on their own time, which means you might be dead and gone before that ever occurs!
This prayer is placing you in the driver’s seat so you can move around and steer your car, or your life, towards any destination you please. Through your faith you may be asking Jesus to take the wheel, but this prayer is…