SerenityIn learning about philosophy and history, we talked about religion. Primarily, yoga is NoT a religion; but a mere belief to attain the spark of divinity within yourself, regardless of what religion you may have.
There is a prayer written by a theologian, Reinhold Niebuhr. It is quite long than most of us know or have come across. It is called the Serenity Prayer. And the famous version is this...
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 grew up with this prayer, having gone to a private all-girls school run by nuns. To pray does not account for one to hold a religion. An atheist can pray. He calls it meditation; because praying is meditating.
So whether you call the One as God, or gOd, Ishvara, Oya, Shangdi, Yahweh, Buddha, Allah... does it really matter? Once you gain the wisdom to know it doesn't make a difference, the courage to accept the differences in personal beliefs cannot be changed... then you've granted yourself serenity.
Peace to the world.