Spiritual Sobriety

Tonight I heard something I had not heard before… “Serenity is spiritual sobriety.”  This really struck a chord with me.  I realize that when I lose my serenity, it is because I am clinging to some negative thought pattern to which I have become addicted.  When I accept what is, I can experience love, happiness, and peace regardless of my circumstances.  Practicing acceptance prevents me from compulsively thinking, which usually results in negativity, worry, and projection.  I choose spiritual sobriety by noticing the thoughts and resulting behavior patterns that rob me of my serenity, then replacing them with thoughts and behaviors that are non-judgmental and non-compulsive.    My serenity returns.

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