According to Dr. Bob one of the founders of the Great AA Movement that saved my life—that is saving millions of lives and will save millions more if we but stay open and humble—this little plaque that sat on his desk stated—
“Perpetual quietness of heart.
It is to have no trouble.
It is never to be fretted or vexed, irritable or sore;
To wonder at nothing that is done to me, to feel nothing done against me.
It is to be at rest when nobody praises me.
When I am blamed or despised, it is to have a blessed home
in myself where I can go in and shut the door and kneel to my Father
in secret and be at peace, as in a deep sea of calmness,
when all around and about is seeming trouble.”
Oh Great IS please help me—I have a long way to go—
Grace Eagle of Negotiating Shadows 2014