Serenity Prayer Quotes

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Reinhold Niebuhr
“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.”
Reinhold Niebuhr

Dan Brown
“God, grant me strength to accept those things I cannot change.”
Dan Brown, Angels & Demons

Eleanor Brownn
“God, grant me the serenity to stop beating myself up for not doing things perfectly, the courage to forgive myself because I’m working on doing better, and the wisdom to know that You already love me just the way I am.”
Eleanor Brownn

Eleanor Brownn
“God, grant me the serenity to stop beating myself up for not doing things perfectly, the courage to forgive myself because I’m working on doing things better, and the wisdom to know that You already love me just the way I am.”
Eleanor Brownn

Betsy Lerner
“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change. The courage to change the things I can. And the wisdom to know the difference. I still didn't know the difference.”
Betsy Lerner, Food and Loathing: A Life Measured Out in Calories

“What is the secret of your serenity?” a student asked Sophia
“Wholehearted cooperation with the inevitable,” she replied.”
David W. Jones, For the Love of Sophia: Wisdom Stories from Around the World and Across the Ages

Sarah Hepola
“It wasn't fair that my friends could stay at Captain Morgan's pirate ship party while I was drop-kicked into a basement with homeless people chanting the Serenity Prayer.”
Sarah Hepola, Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The probability of something not happening does not decrease as we increase the number of times we worry about the possibility of it happening.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Christopher Dines
“In 2017, I was invited to lead a mindfulness workshop and guide a live meditation on Mingus Mountain, Arizona, to over 100 men and women at a recovery retreat. On the eve of my workshop, I had the opportunity to join in a men's twelve-step meeting, which took place by the campfire in Prescott National Park Forest, with at least 40 men recovering from childhood grief and trauma. The meeting grounded us in what was a large retreat with many unfamiliar faces. I was the only mixed-race Brit, surrounded by mostly white middle-class American men (baby boomers and Generation X), yet our common bond of validating each other's wounds in recovery utterly transcended any differences of nationality, race and heritage. We shared our pain and hope in a non-shaming environment, listening and allowing every man to have his say without interruption. At the end of the meeting we stood up in a large circle and recited the serenity prayer:

"God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know that one is me".

After the meeting closed, I felt that I belonged and I was enthusiastic about the retreat, even though I was thousands of miles away from England.”
Christopher Dines, Drug Addiction Recovery: The Mindful Way

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Daily walk in nature brings tranquility to one’s life.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“It is one of the fruits of wisdom not to sweat even the big stuff.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Serenity, courage, and wisdom is granted when asked for and is not earned. It’s a gift.”
timothy g cameron