Overcome not by force, overcome by surrender. The battle is fought, and won, inside ourselves. ~ Beattie, Melody. The Language of Letting Go: Hazelden Meditation Series (p. 169). Hazelden Publishing. Kindle Edition.
The war is fought and won inside us.
We can change nothing but ourselves
but that is sufficient. When we pray
the Serenity Prayer we realize accepting
what we cannot change means everything
external to us. Now, when we change us,
others reacting to us are likely to change
themselves. And eventually we can change all.
As we lay aside resentments and mend fences
through amends, the people we once loathed
can serve as the assumed barrier through which
or beyond whom we see our Higher Power
so well all our dreams come true
and we live in peace, in grace, in love.
We overcome by surrender.