Not material things (well sometimes) but what I really want is more intangible. Decades ago when I first became aware that I wanted a certain something that I saw in certain others, I wouldn’t have been able to articulate the word for what “that” was. Serenity probably comes closest.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.
I have often felt that Alcoholics Anonymous and Science of Mind offer two mostly parallel yet often intertwining pathways to live a more fully awake, alive and aware life. The 12 Steps and the Steps of Spiritual Mind Treatment are codes to the hidden treasures of peace, clarity, simplicity and sobriety.