Saturday, January 2, 2010

Confident, not self-important

Dear Lord,

Let me be confident
But keep me from self-importance
Let me be assertive
But avoid being hurtful or overbearing
Let me take pride in my accomplishments
But keep me from gloating
Let me know that positive self-esteem
Is essential to happiness
And true happiness
Is recognizing the Divine in all of us.

--By Ron Cooper

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3 comments:

  1. This prayer serves as a reminder that the ideals of believing in yourself and respecting others are compatible. Relationships should not be "me vs. him/her/them". This point of view negatively frames the relationship as a win or lose proposition. It is only when we see that or God in every person that we can hope to have meaningful relationships with each other.

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  2. Thanks so much for that probing thought!!

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  3. This prayer serves as a reminder that believing in yourself and respecting others are compatible. Our interactions with others should not be "me vs. him/her/them". This point of view frames relationships as win or lose. It is only when we "see that of God in every one" that we can hope to have meaningful relationships.

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