Letting Go of Fear -- Picture yourself swimming floating - peacefully down a gentle stream. All you need to do is breathe, relax, and go with the flow.
Suddenly, you become conscious of your situation. Frightened, overwhelmed with "what if's?" your body tenses. You begin to thrash around, frantically looking for something to grab on to.
You panic so hard you start to go under. Then you remember - you're working too hard at this. You don't need to panic. All you need to do is breathe, relax, and go with the flow. You won't drown.
Panic is our great enemy.
We don't need to become desperate. If overwhelming problems appear in our life, we need to stop struggling. We can tread water for a bit, until our equilibrium returns. Then we can go back to floating peacefully down the gentle stream. It is our stream. It is a safe stream. Our course has been charted. All is well.
Today, I will relax, breathe, and go with the flow.
From The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie
You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from passing over your head, but you can prevent their making their nest in your head.---Chinese proverb
I can be free of my old enslaving self.
After a while I recognize, and believe in, the good within myself.
I can see that I have been loved back to recovery by my Higher Power,
who envelops me.
My Higher Power becomes that source of love and strength that is becoming
a continuing miracle in me. I am sober . . . and I am grateful.
- Daily Reflections, p. 270
Thought to Ponder . . .
The power within me is far greater than any fear before me.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
H J F = Happy, Joyous, Free.