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A man convinced against his will...

Discussion in 'Mind, Body & Spirit' started by pollyanna, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. pollyanna

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    A man convinced against his will, is of the same opinion still - is simply someone who has a rigid "map of reality"

    Discovering how certain beliefs systems created self imposed limitations and caused self inflicted suffering is a totally freeing experience :)

    Realising this, and then witnessing it with family and friends who visit and talk of all their pain and suffering, makes me want to help them.

    However, I have also realised that, if they were willing to change and be open, they could end a lot of self inflicted suffering, only they can make that decision.

    Thank goodness I can now accept this, while at the same time respecting their wishes. We can only change ourselves - being frustrated for them doesn't serve them or me...

    Now, I am practising 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.

    If anyone experiences the same I wish you peace, joy, courage and acceptance :) :) :) because finally, I realise how true the saying is that "A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still"
     

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