ON serenity, courage and wisdom

From the archives

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Serenity is not the product of our actions, but rather a by product of the way we see. To have serenity means to believe in a larger truth. It means believing that the life is about more than what is happening right now. It means believing that life is about more than me. It means believing that it has a direction and purpose and trusting and believing in that purpose. When I read about people who have coped with extreme misery and disaster in their lives with serenity the one thing they all have in common is the certainity of a greater truth and greater purpose.

One of the greatest lies told to people with mental health issues is that they are incapable of living lives of purpose, that the most they can hope for is a marginal life. The idea that they can base their life on a greater…

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