(an excerpt from July 2nd reading in Forgiving & Moving On by Dr. Tian Dayton)
Today I see that to change my life I have to change myself. … One of the ways in which I can serve the cause of humanity is to be, within myself, a genuinely spiritual person – related to no sect or creed, but standing on my own as a conduit of higher truth, recognizing that each person has equal access to that knowledge. I will look for truth within myself rather than outside. I will not wait for peace to be handed to me… but will do the inner work needed to achieve it.
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love,
Where there is injury, pardon,
Where there is doubt, faith,
Where there is despair, hope,
Where there is darkness, light,
Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much
seek to be consoled as to console,
not so much to be understood as to understand,
not so much to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we awake to eternal life.
~St. Francis of Assisi
“I understand that change is inevitable.
I welcome change and adapt myself to change.”
(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)