Thursday, June 10, 2010

Daily Motivations 6-10-2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010
Today's Gift

When we start at the center of ourselves, we discover something worthwhile extending toward the periphery of the circle. We find again some of the joy in the now, some of the peace in the here, some of the love in me and thee which go to make up the kingdom of heaven on earth. -G. F. Sear

Perhaps we have feared discovering our center; perhaps we have feared finding nothing there. The struggle to believe in ourselves, to know we have an important part to play in the circle of life, the circle encompassing all life, is a hard-fought struggle for many of us. But we are learning. We are finding treasures within ourselves. Others are helping us to find those treasures. Sharing special moments in time with loved ones and ones we are learning to love reveal many treasures.

All we have is here-now-us. We are all we ever need to be-here and now. We are, at every moment, what we need to be if only we'd trust revealing our true selves, our centers, to one another. Our centers each need that of another.

This program needs each of us for what we add to it. The worthiness of the program, of the whole circle, is enhanced by the inclusion of our centers.

I will share my center today with you.

From Each Day a New Beginning: Daily Meditations for Women by Karen Casey ©

Twenty-Four Hours A Day

Walk in Dry Places


Expecting quick results
Most human progress comes slowly, though we see exciting breakthroughs at various times. The same is true in the lives of individuals. Though a few people do make exciting leaps forward, most of us must be content with gradual, steady improvements.

Our problem as compulsive people is in wanting quick results all the time. In fact, one of the things that reinforced our addition was the continuous need for a quick fix. We saw life as something that should be taken in frantic gulps. When a sudden break or advantage appeared, it never really satisfied us. There was always the hunger for more.

We can find real satisfaction, however, in accepting progress in small stages. If we are having small gains here and there, we are on the road to improvement. A surprising amount can be accomplished when we are moving continuously ahead, one small step at a time.

The old fable of the tortoise and the hare still applies in human affairs. If we continue to move ahead, even at a slow speed, we will reach our goals.

Action for the Day: I'll be content today with whatever progress I can make. If I'm expecting too many quick results, I might be setting myself up for disappointment.

One Day At A Time

Cultivating Faith
We should attempt to acquire some faith, which isn't easily done,
especially for the person who has always been very materialistic . . .
But I think faith can be acquired; it was not easy for me,
and I assume that it is difficult for everyone else . . . .
- Daily Reflections, p. 120

Thought to Ponder . . .
Faith is hope in things unseen.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
F A I T H =
Finding Answers In The Heart.

Daily Motivation
Meaning in the effort
Because there is darkness, light has value. Because of the challenges, the rewards have meaning.

The essence of great art is in the authentic physical, mental and spiritual effort that creates it. If it were easy, instant and free, no one would care about it.

When the path becomes steep, that's no reason to despair. For it means you are making progress and nearing the top.

Do you find yourself wishing that life could be easier? Take that as your prompting to go out and make it more meaningful.

Because a life free of effort is not really what you want. What you really want is for every effort to bring a meaningful sense of fulfillment.

When your purpose is clear and honestly you, everything is an opportunity. Feel the beauty of that purpose, and eagerly greet whatever may come.

-- Ralph Marston

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