I have a death-grip on having it “my way.” I pray. I fuss. I cajole. I nag, worry and fret. I have slips. I relapse.I work hard at trying to get it the way I want it. I give up, become depressed and reach for my most familiar means of making myself feel better; if, just for a while.Have I found a solution, a real Solution, for the life circumstance that is slaughtering my nerves? No. The problem is still there. And, in addition to this, I have relapsed. One more problem.When what you have been doing continues to fail to get you what you want, look elsewhere. Try something different.
Release. Let go of the death-grip, the insistence on having it your way.
Open your mind and your heart to the thought: Perhaps a different way is better.
Stop working so hard.
Develop the view, a belief in, the concept of a loving Higher Power.
Surrender to the Will of this Loving Higher Power by giving up, letting go of the need to have it “your way or no way.”
Pray the prayer of faith: God, grant me the grace to let go of my need to have it my way. God grant me the grace to sit still, to ask for no thing, to listen, and to hear. God, grant me the grace to believe in our sacred partnership; to know that as such, I am your beloved creation—always cared for, looked after, and provided for. God, grant me the grace to know that all is well. God, grant me the grace to let go of my need to tell you what and how it (this situation) should be. God, grant me the grace to just Be.