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Introduction, Session 10: Peace Inside

In "Love Connects Us," a Tapestry of Faith program

[God] grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. — Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971), theologian, The Serenity Prayer

If we are not happy, if we are not peaceful, we can't share peace and happiness with others, even those we love, those who live under the same roof. If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace. — Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace

In order to "dwell together in peace," we must learn to find peace in our own hearts. In the story, "Serenity, Courage, and Wisdom," a girl struggling with a friendship gains a new perspective and peace of heart through learning about the Serenity Prayer. Through meditation, a meditation bead activity, and some real-life scenarios, participants practice techniques to discern situations they can or cannot change and to find the serenity and courage they need in their own lives.

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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

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