Monday, April 5, 2010

Daily Motivation 4-5-10

Monday, April 5, 2009
Today's Gift

Ask and it shall be given to you. Seek and ye shall find. Knock and the door shall be opened. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks, it shall be opened.

Throughout spiritual traditions, human beings are depicted as the children of a loving Creator who has offered us a kingdom. Repeatedly we hear that abundance, joy, and prosperity are at hand right now. Yet, though the harvest is here, "the laborers are few." Why is this so?

In spiritual life there exists a law called the law of demand and supply. Before substance can manifest itself, a need must be expressed. For example, if I desire to buy a home, this "demand" creates a force of attraction that will draw my home to me. The request comes first, the demonstration, second. If you do not ask, you will not receive.

Many factors limit what we are willing to ask for. We tell ourselves, "I don't deserve it; I'm not good enough." "How can I succeed when others have failed before me?" "Why should I have when others do not?"

In order to harvest the fields of plenty, we must plow up and discard these weeds of unworthiness, doubt, and guilt. Such self-imposed beliefs block the good that is our rightful gift. Affirm your own worthiness to partake of life's bountiful harvest. Then go forth to claim your Divine inheritance.

You are reading from the book:

Listening to Your Inner Voice by Douglas Bloch


Twenty-Four Hours d Day

Keep It Simple

Go outside, to the fields, enjoy nature and the sunshine, go out and try to recapture happiness in yourself and in God.---Anne Frank

Many of us look at the joy and beauty of the program with caution. It was different from our addictive joy. Was it to be trusted? When we started working the Steps, we found inner joy and beauty. As we let go and gave in to the program, we found more happiness. We found joy in ourselves, our friends, our Higher Power, and those around us. Our self-pity changed to self-respect. We were truly out in the sunshine. We were no longer lost in misery. We know how to walk through misery to find joy.

Prayer for the Day: May I become better friends with myself. Higher Power, let me see the world through Your innocent, yet wise and loving eyes

Action for the Day: Today I'll work to make my life and the lives of others more joyful. I'll
greet myself and others with much joy.
One Day At A Time
What an unthinking world may look upon as defeat,
alcoholics in AA know as a triumph of the spirit,
a triumph of humility over false pride and self-centeredness.
How few human beings ever have the courage to stand up before their neighbors and,
in humility, describing themselves truthfully, to say: "This is what I really am."
- Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age, p. 278
Thought to ponder . . .
Many people haven't even a nodding acquaintance with humility as a way of life.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
A A W O L = A A Way Of Life.

Daily Motivation

Find something fascinating

Wonder, ask and imagine. Be curious, inquisitive and interested.
The best possibilities won't usually shout out to announce themselves. Yet those valuable possibilities can be quickly uncovered with a little curious digging.
Ask yourself why, and ask yourself why not. Think about what is, and then wonder about what if.
In life's joys, in the problems, in the pleasures and in the disappointments, there are the seeds of innovation and progress. Take the time to look and to wonder, and you'll see great new value that's waiting to be created.
In even the most tedious situations, there are fascinating details. And in those details reside countless opportunities.
Find something truly fascinating about where you are. And you'll find a new, effective pathway to wherever you wish to go.

-- Ralph Marston

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