JFT... if I'm cranky... moody... contentious... caught in power struggles… sarcastic... mean... devaluing myself or others... growling and kicking people in my path... hating and negating my values... that could be a clear sign that I'm not serene.
If that's the case, what am I doing about it? Am I just allowing myself to be numb, or am I accepting responsibility for my happiness, contentment and serenity; doing the work it takes to make that a reality?
I've been told by more than one person in recovery a grateful addict will never use. On the other hand, Hateful ones will look for fixes to soothe inner turmoil that often adds to suffering.
And by the way... what's your definition of serenity? My sponsor told me that's important because, in that way, we're not chasing after something that's not real for us.
If you ask me for my definition, I'm mentally and emotionally generous and appreciative rather than depreciating people, places, and things. Put another way, I'm not: cranky... moody... contentious... sarcastic... mean... devaluing myself or others... growling and kicking people in my path... hating and negating my values.
一Happiness Can Be Today