Friday, May 27, 2011

Daily Motivation 5-27-11

Friday, May 27, 2011
Today's Gift
The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
--Eden Phillpotts
We hear others talk about how they got out of debt. We see people who have peace and serenity in their lives, who have healthy relationships and dream jobs. We realize that being debt-free means more than not having to pay as many bills. In others, we see what we have to look forward to by changing our behaviors. We get inspired and excited to be debt-free. We start working the program diligently, expecting to see miracles in our lives any minute but nothing happens.
We stop focusing on the outcome of our new ways and stay mindful of what we've committed to - no debting one day at a time. When we do this, we give energy to everything good. If we stop focusing on it, it will flow to us.
Today I will trust that when I act in a mindful and honorable way, everything good will follow.
You are reading from the book:

Letting Go of Debt by Karen Casanova


Twenty-Four Hours A Day

Keep It Simple

Be not afraid of growing slowing, be afraid only of standing still. ---Chinese proverb

All of us are a little afraid of growth. We wonder how growth will change our lives. Who will we be? Will our friend still love us? Can't we grow up and get in over with? Why does it take so long?
All of us have a need to keep growing. There is no age when we're "all grown up" and all done learning. But we don't need to rush our growth. Like a child on a too-big bicycle, at times we'll find ourselves out of control.
Action for the Day: We'll tip over. We can grow at our own pace, but we must grow. We must make changes. Or else, like an athlete on a too-small bicycle, we won't get far. We'll tip over too!


One Day At A Time

I genuinely believed that I was different until much later,
when I had what I now know to be my first spiritual awakening;
that I was an alcoholic and I didn't have to drink!
I also learned that alcoholism, as an equal opportunity illness,
does not discriminate -- is not restricted to race, creed, or geography.
At last I was released from the bondage of my own uniqueness.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 450

Thought to Ponder . . .
I am unique, just like everyone else.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
Y A N A =
You Are Not Alone.
Daily Motivation

Find your way

Don’t complain that something is blocking your path. Find a way over it, under it, around it or through.

Just because the work is difficult doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Find a way, and you’ll absolutely make it happen.

You can’t expect to be told exactly what steps will get you where you want to go. Find joy and sweet fulfillment in the fact that it’s up to you to find your own way.

Don’t waste your time crafting elaborate excuses or seeking the pity of others. Invest your precious time in finding a way forward.

You might think it would be nice if someone else were to cater to your every need and whim. Yet what your spirit truly desires is to find its own way, and deep inside you know that.

You were born to find your own unique way through life’s richness of possibilities. Your treasures await, so get going right now.

— Ralph Marston

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