One doctor shares 3 interconnected pieces relating to the 3 Ps: prose, poetry, and prayer.
Bowen F. White, MD, discusses this piece by John Donne first:
No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as any manner of thy friends or of thine own were; any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind. And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
He then goes on to discuss this prayer:
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
courage to change the things I can,
and wisdom to know the difference.
Dr White is a physician, speaker, consultant, and author. He travels the world conducting seminars, consulting and speaking to public and private organizations. He is the author of two books: Why Normal Isn’t Healthy and with John MacDougal, A Clinician’s Guide to Spirituality. In addition he created two audio series: The Cry of the Heart and Dr. White’s Complete Stress Management Kit.