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 ©
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.
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.
Because there is darkness, light has value. Because of the challenges, the rewards have meaning.