Monday, September 27, 2010

Daily Motivation 9-27-10

Monday, September 27, 2010
Today's Gift
The wisdom of all ages and cultures emphasizes the tremendous power our thoughts have over our character and circumstances. —Liane Cordes

"As we think, so we are." We are gifted with the personal power to make thoughtful choices and thus decide whom we are. Our actions and choices combine to create our character, and our character influences the circumstances of our lives.

Our personal mind power will work to our advantage when we think positively, or it will contribute to our disadvantage. Imagining our good fortunes will prepare us for them. Imagining the successful completion of a task heightens and strengthens the commitment we must make daily to it. Imagining the steps necessary to the successful accomplishment of any goal directs our efforts so we don't falter along the way. Our minds work powerfully for our good. And just as powerfully to our detriment, when fears intrude on all our thoughts.

The program has given me positive personal power; it lies in the relationship I have with my higher power. My outlook and attitude toward life reveals the strength of my connection to my Higher Power.

I will work with my Higher Power and imagine my good fortune today.

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

Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Keep It Simple

Honesty is the backbone of our recovery program. Honesty opens us up. It breaks down the walls we had built around our secret world. Those walls made a prison for us. But all of that is now changed. We are free. Honesty has made us wise. We aren’t sneaking drinks anymore. We don’t have a stash to protect. People who didn’t trust us now depend on our honesty. People who worked hard to avoid us, now seek us out. Self-honesty is the greatest gift we can give ourselves.

Prayer for the Day:  Higher Power, You are truth. I pray that I may not turn away from truth. I will not lie. My life depends on honesty.

Action For the Day:  For twenty or thirty minutes, I will think about how learning to be honest has changed my life.

One Day At A Time

My feelings of fear and guilt were slowly being replaced
by feelings of hope and self-respect.
And most important, that which had been impossible before --
a trust in something or someone other than myself had now become possible.
In other words, I had been undergoing a spiritual experience without knowing it.
- The Best of the Grapevine [Vol. 2], p. 193

Thought to Ponder . . .
Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible,
and achieves the impossible.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
= Heart Open; Please Enter.

Daily Motivation
Power of peace

Put the power of peace into your thoughts. Feel the power of peace throughout your life.

When your thoughts are focused on conflict, those thoughts are in conflict with each other. That drains their power and effectiveness away.

Instead of looking for excuses to be in conflict, think of reasons to be at peace. Instead of always striving to get an advantage, allow the ultimate advantage of peace to easily and naturally flow from your center.

Your true purpose is not in conflict with anything. Though you will always face challenges, you never have to fight.

For you can meet those challenges with love and grace and the positive power of peaceful purpose. Instead of getting caught up in the conflict, with the power of peace you can find a positive way to successfully move beyond it.

No one can take peace away from you when you step forward and offer it first. Keep peace in your thoughts, and put real, meaningful power in your life.

-- Ralph Marston

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