Receiving Everything

I asked for strength
and God gave me difficulties to make me strong.

I asked for wisdom
and God gave me problems to learn to solve.

I asked for prosperity
and God gave me a brain and brawn to work.

I asked for courage
and God gave me dangers to overcome.

I asked for love
and God gave me people to help.

I asked for favours
and God gave me opportunities.

I received nothing I wanted.
I received everything I needed.

~ sufi poem by Hazrat Inayat Khan
(from The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist pg 241)

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