The practice has done me a ton of damage, and no good.
So now I take a different approach.
The Serenity Prayer: “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”
I stretch out my arms like Jesus on the cross, and find there — from the farthest fingertip of my right hand to the farthest fingertip of my left — the limits of (1) the things I can change, (2) my responsibility, and (3) my power.
Everything else is OUT OF MY HANDS, literally OUT OF REACH.
What IS at hand, what IS in reach — there are the things I can change. The things I can do something about. Where I have power — and responsibility.
It is up to me to do the best I can with what I’ve got, in the circumstances I’m in, right now.
The same is true of any woman, any man.
ANY woman, ANY man.
Black or white.
People who own this may advance. People who don’t, won’t.
Given changes in my living situation, I will soon begin marketing myself in radio.
Wish me luck!