Sept. 19, 2014 – Today’s Gift from Hazelden


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The Serenity Prayer

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

Today’s thought from Hazelden is:

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly….
 — Antoine de Saint Exupery

If we look at the world through suspicious or angry eyes, we’ll find a world that mirrors our expectations – a world where tension will mount, arguments will abound, strife will be present where none need be. However, our experiences in some manner bless us, and we’ll recognize that if we’ll look upon them with gratitude. Everything in our path is meant for our good and we’ll see the good when our hearts act as the eyes for our minds.

When we see with our hearts, our responses to the turmoil around us, the fighting children, the traffic snarls, the angry lovers, will be soft acceptance. When our hearts guide the action we can accept those things we cannot change, and change those we can. And the heart, as the seat of all wisdom, will always know the difference.

From the book:

Worthy of Love by Karen Casey

Worthy of Love by Karen Casey. © 1985 by Hazelden Foundation

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