Living one day at a time

                    The Serenity Prayer

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.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
As it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
If I surrender to His Will;
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life
And supremely happy with Him
Forever and ever in the next.

Amen.

                                                         

What is the secret behind the Serenity Prayer’s power? The language is humble, its lessons simple and its history not particularly romantic. But its messages are both personal and universal; easy to understand yet difficult to execute.

The prayer reveals five timeless truths (and no doubt more!) that challenge us to re-imagine what serenity really is.

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The 12 Steps

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Step 1

We admitted we were powerless over our addiction – that our lives had become unmanageable

Step 2

Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity

Step 3

Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood God

Step 4

Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves

Step 5

Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs

Step 6

Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character

Step 7

Humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings

Step 8

Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all

Step 9

Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others

Step 10

Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it

Step 11

Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood God, praying only for knowledge of God’s will for us and the power to carry that out

Step 12

Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs

This version of the 12 steps is an adaptation from the original 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous by the administrator of this site and is intended for general use with any addictive or dysfunctional behavior.

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