Serenity prayer

This quote is about understanding the difference between acceptance of a situation and using your will to create change. For many years I struggled to understand how these two apparently opposing principles could work together and I was terrified of “getting it wrong”. Now I understand that when you connect to your higher self, and align your will with divine will, using discernment, you can create powerful change when it is needed on your path. Other situations do not need your interference, and it is your place to accept them.  

It is based on designs from the Codex Aureus of Echternach written around 1030 in Echternach, a Benedictine Abbey
(in the territory of present day Luxembourg)  This style of illumination is called Ottonian.

Words by American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971).  

Hand painted on calfskin parchment using watercolours, ink and embellished with 23ct gold leaf.  

Original Image size 20 x 23 cm

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