Sometimes I think I'm the luckiest person in the world. There's nothing better than having work you really care about. Sometimes I think my greatest problem is lack of confidence. I'm scared, and I think that's healthy. —Jane Fonda
We each vacillate between feeling confident on some days, lucky on others, and yet frequently scared on others. It's very human to vacillate. We need not be anxious because our emotions refuse to stand still.
Changing emotions are part of the process of normal living. And changing emotions reflect an involvement with the moment. Situations do touch us, as they should. They do invite responses, as they should. And our responses will reveal our emotional involvement, as they should. We can cherish the variety of our emotions. They enrich us. But they may also create problems, if they go unchecked.
We need to maintain a balance. Confidence, certainly desirable, can become overconfidence and thus complacency. Confidence needs humility to temper it. Fear makes us cautious, and that's good; but too much can immobilize us. Being in charge of our emotions makes them work for us.
Emotions can energize me and keep me involved with the moment. They can also control me. It's my decision to be in charge.
From Each Day a New Beginning: Daily Meditations for Women by Karen Casey ©
It is often easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them---Adlai Stevenson
We know that AA must continue to live,
or else many of us and many of our fellow alcoholics throughout the world
will surely resume the hopeless journey to oblivion. That must never be.
As though by some deep and compelling instinct,
we have thus far avoided serious controversies.
Save minor and healthy growing pains, we are at peace among ourselves. . .
May God grant us the wisdom and fortitude ever to sustain an unbreakable unity.
- The Language of the Heart, p. 90
Thought to Ponder . . .
There is no strength without unity.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
U S = United Spirits.