Polymer Clay Day 60: Cream & Copper Triangle "Be Love" Pendant

There is this great book, that I think everyone should read. It is the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. That’s right, I believe it would benefit everyone, alcoholic or not. I bring this up, because the book provides excellent guidance on how to interact with the world in a way that makes a serene life possible. (I also think everyone should read the Bible – just throwing that in there).

One of my favorite readings from the AA book is referred to as the “Acceptance Prayer”, and was written by Paul O., himself a recovering alcoholic. It reads as follows
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. See page 449 in the 3rd edition or page 417 in the 4th edition.
This is so very helpful for me when I am tempted to react emotionally when I am basically not getting my way. Everyone struggles, regardless of how together they may appear. I am at my best when I can remember to be love. I can’t leave this topic without the Greatest Commandment…

“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” (Matthew 22:36 NIV). Jesus replied, ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments” (Matthew 22:37-40 NIV).

Be LoVe!

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