THE SERENITY PRAYER
[The Universe/ God/ Higher Power/ Internal Energy Source] Grant me the serenity to accept the things I Cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
In the BCS office spaces, you will always find the Serenity Prayer as a decoration on our walls. Latisha finds this prayer important in helping clients understand the concept of locus of control and connecting the universe or spiritual components to maximizing one’s potential and increasing self-awareness. Most times, we try to control aspects of life that aren’t meant to be controlled. This often leads to difficulties, anger, anxiety and many other negative emotions and consequences experienced, as we fight battles that are not within our control. It’s important that we first (1) recognize and accept the things we cannot change. Once we have an awareness of the things we do have power over, we then need to ask the universe/ GOD/ or your internal energy source to give you the (2) courage to change the things you can. Finally, when we have the power within us to make those changes, then we can continue through life and decrease the incidents of unnecessary battles because we hold the wisdom to know the difference between the things not in my control (external) and those within my control (internal).