As I am still absorbing new issues that occurred in my life, I am also working on that feeling of not getting anymore overwhelmed by what I cannot control. In fact, I have learned during these past few months that there is absolutely nothing on which we can strongly hold ourselves, since any pillar might fall down, right beneath our feet, as if the earth was shaking. Earthquakes are not only geographical. They are even more catastrophic when they appear in their invisibility cloak. And their magnitude might be shocking. Hence, to help me cope with life’s carousel, I think about two things that I will share with you:
1- A cada día le basta su pena, a cada año su daño. (From a Spanish author, and it means, Each day his sentence, enough for each year your damage.)
2- 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;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
By Reinhold Niebuhr
Letting go might be something difficult at first sight, but once we understand that letting go also means to take off that burden we have on our shoulders, and be able to walk into life more freely, we are ever grateful to have started the process. Do not hesitate, free yourself!