Change Me.

imagesGuess who said this:

“We just don’t think getting involved with cell phones would be good for us.”

If you guessed Steve Jobs, from Apple Computers, you were correct.

This reminds me that even if we are really smart, we can still miss what is truly possible.

Personally, I have learned that I almost never know anything, and that I am usually wrong.

I misunderstand, react too quickly and miscommunicate, hurting myself and others.

Unless I choose to turn it all over to my higher power.

Then I get present to wise choices, effective actions, positive thoughts and countless opportunities.

When I feverishly try to “figure it out,”  essentially telling my higher power what to do, I immediately kill off many unseen, miraculous possibilities.

(This death of possibility happens even when I try really hard, even with my best, most sincere intentions, even when I KNOW exactly what to do.)

Whether my higher power is God, my subconscious, science ( science backs all of this up-95% of the reasons for our choices are not made by our conscious mind),or the universal connection between all of us, the higher power is FAR more powerful than me, that’s for sure.

I say these three prayers each day, sometimes several times  (and not infrequently, more than once an hour ha ha).  The words remind me that I am not in charge and that if I am willing, I can accept the eternally wise counsel and profoundly beneficial guidance of a power MUCH greater than me and my busy little mind.

Take what you like and leave the rest as always, please and thank you.

“The Set Aside Prayer”

Please set aside everything I know and everything I think I know for an open mind and a new experience

Please show me what is genuinely helpful.

Please, show me the truth.

and thank you for removing the blocks in me to you, others and my joy.

and the classic

“The Serenity Prayer”

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,

the courage to change the things I can

and the wisdom to know the difference

Thy will, not mine, be done.

Finally my go-to for almost anything:

“The Change Me Prayer”

I say this prayer with one of these five versions:

Bless him, change me.

Bless her, change me.

Bless you, change me.

Bless them, change me.

Bless all of it, change me.

 

Have a great weekend.  and, “Bless this weather. Change me!”

Chicago I gotta say, you and your weather do not mess around.

 

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