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
What a profound prayer it is!
The greatest dilemma that mankind is facing today is the wish to have control over everything in this world. But what makes me laugh is that despite all our efforts, we have also lost control over our own selves. No matter how safe we play, we can’t avoid death, and no matter how rough we play, we can’t die before the destined time.
This prayer is, as I see, a perfect recipe to eliminate all kinds of disappointment from our lives. The difference between your wish and wish of God is called “Disappointment”.
May God bless us with the mind that continuously strives for excellence, the heart that accepts failures and the soul to bow down in front of God’s will.
When something happens as per your wish, thank God, but when something happens against your wishes, plans and preparation, thank God even more as he must have planned something better for you. [Hazrat Ali Ibne Abi Talib]