Serenity in presence


When I was about 16, my little brother taught me a poem that I found myself reciting today. It goes like this:

In a mirror anywhere,
There’s a face I always see
Every time I look its there,
Looking back again at me
Nose and lips and eyes that shine,
Do I REALLY look like that?
If those eyes I see are mine,
What could they be looking at?

Well, these words kept ringing over and over in my head and I sought to respond to the last question – what are my eyes looking at? I have been just looking at myself lately and wondering what the hell happened to Grace? I notice so much change and transformation at many levels. I realize that I am still growing and loving what I am becoming without a whisker of doubt! Being consciously present. The way I seem to just embrace the now and live within that moment has seen me become so relaxed I can almost fret at my own calmness. I mean, I haven’t even reached the mark but am super excited that I am able to just live, let go and let God work the universe to my favor. It is amazing how tolerant I have become of others, their journeys, struggles and embraced them as family, sister or you name it. I am learning that I only have the now and since I do not have the guarantee of the next second, I need to live my life right now to fullest and greatest. It is about the serenity prayer I suppose

“God, give me grace to accept with serenity
the things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things
which should be changed,
and the Wisdom to distinguish
the one from the other.
Living one day at a time,
Enjoying one moment at a time,
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace,
Taking, as Jesus did,
This sinful world as it is,
Not as I would have it,
Trusting that You will make all things right,
If I surrender to Your will,
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life,
And supremely happy with You forever in the next.”

I am certainly growing and loving this path. I am grateful for this past year and could never take anything away. I have loved the many journeys I have walked, tears I have cried and whatever life has thrown my way so I grow, learn and become. I look forward to those eyes looking some more and the heart being at peace with what I am. I AM GLAD I AM BECOMING HUMAN AGAIN…


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