Accepting Life on Life’s Terms

The following passage is taken from page 449 of the Alcoholics Anonymous “Big Book.”  These are words of wisdom, words to live by, and fit in beautifully with any traditional Catholic Christian spirituality:

“And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today.  When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing or situation – some fact of my life – unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment.  Nothing, absolutely nothing happens in God’s world by mistake….unless I accept life completely on life’s terms, I cannot be happy.  I need to concentrate not so much on what needs to  be changed in the world as on what needs to be changed in me and in my attitudes.”

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