Monday, November 15, 2010

Daily Motivation 11-15-10

Monday, November 15, 2010
Today's Gift

Loving Truth

Since it is truth that sets us free - free from our addiction and free from crippling fear - we come to love this truth, even when it hurts. It was mainly our fear that kept us from recognizing the truth about ourselves. We needed help and support from a Higher Power before we could face reality. Now that the OA program sustains us, we can devote our time and energy to striving for truth in all that we think, say, and do.

Our devotion to truth may bring us into conflict with those around us. What we need to remember is that we are not responsible for convincing anyone else of what we believe to be true. We are honest about where we are, but we do not expect or demand agreement from anyone else. Since each of us has a different perspective, we can only know the truth, as we each understand it. Loving truth means that we acknowledge it to be too big for any one of us to grasp completely.

Increase my devotion to Your truth.

From Food for Thought: Daily Meditations for Overeaters by Elisabeth L. ©.


Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Keep It Simple
The best way to know God is to love many things.---Vincent Van Gogh

Now that we’re in recovery, we’re learning to love people. We’re learning to love nature.
We’re learning to love new ideas about life. The result? We love the way we feel now that we’re taking care of ourselves.

Is our Higher Power really so close? Can we really find our Higher Power just by loving many things? Yes! When we love, we wake up that part of us that is part of all creation---our spirit. We really come to life when we love!

Prayer for the Day:  Higher Power, remind me that You are near when I love someone or something. The energy of love come from You.
Action for the Day:  I will list three things I love that help me know my Higher Power is near me.

One Day At A Time
Many of us exclaimed, "What an order! I can't go through with it."
Do not be discouraged.
No one among us has been able to maintain anything like perfect adherence
to these principles. We are not saints.
The point is, that we are willing to grow along spiritual lines.
The principles we have set down are guides to progress.
We claim spiritual progress rather than spiritual perfection.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 60

Thought to Ponder . . .
Hope is the key that unlocks the door of discouragement.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
H O W = H
onesty, Open-mindedness, Willingness.
Daily Motivation
Make life magnificent
Don't merely seek to do it. Get busy working on it.
Don't just think about it, or talk about it, or plan for it, or wish you could have it done. Make the effort right now to make it happen.
Are you unsure about how to get started or what the next step should be? The fact is that you can never be sure, so go ahead and do what your heart tells you to do.
Are you worried about making mistakes or looking foolish or wasting your time? Just remember that the biggest waste of time, the most foolish looking mistake, is to sit around worrying and doing nothing.
There is immense value in the unique person you are. Every moment of every day is an opportunity for you to live and express that value in ways that will astound the world and fulfill your spirit.
So what are you waiting for? Get motivated, get focused, get serious, get up, get going, get out there and make life as magnificent as you know it can be.
-- Ralph Marston

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