Positive Energy - It's so easy to look around and notice what's wrong. It takes practice to see what's right.
Many of us have lived around negativity for years. We've become skilled at labeling what's wrong with other people, our life, our work, our day, our relationships, our conduct, our recovery, and ourselves.
We want to be realistic, and our goal is to identify and accept reality. However, this is often not our intent when we practice negativity. The purpose of negativity is usually annihilation.
Negative thinking empowers the problem. It takes us out of harmony. Negative energy sabotages and destroys. It has a powerful life of its own.
So does positive energy. Each day, we can ask what's right, what's good - about other people, our life, our work, our day, our relationships, ourselves, our conduct, our recovery.
Positive energy heals, conducts love, and transforms. Choose positive energy.
Today, Higher Power help me let go of negativity. Transform my beliefs and thinking, at the core, from negative to positive. Put me in harmony with the good.
From The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie ©
One reason some of us have trouble overcoming anger is that we've used it too often as an offensive weapon. It can be employed as an excuse to leave the house, it can bring an argument to an explosive end, and it can make others fearful and defensive. In the past this brought results of a sort, and helped reinforce the idea that anger works.
We are also convinced, after the countless attempts we made to prove otherwise,
that alcoholism is incurable -- just like other illnesses.
It cannot be "cured" in this sense: We cannot change our body chemistry
and go back to being the normal, moderate social drinkers
lots of us seemed to be in our youth. As some of us put it,
we can no more make that change
than a pickle can change itself back into a cucumber.
- Living Sober, p. 8
Thought to Ponder . . .
If you think you are an alcoholic or addict, chances are you are.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
S W A T = Surrender, Willingness, Acceptance, Trust