You are reading from the book:
Keep It Simple
It's not enough to talk to plants, you also have to listen.---David Bergman
Sometimes, we find ourselves doing all the talking. When this happens, we need to stop, think, and listen.
When we do all the talking, we're trying to control what happens. But when we listen, we get better results.
Negative Into Positive
Self-searching is the means by which we bring new vision, action,
and grace to bear upon the dark and negative side of our natures.
It is a step in the development of that kind of humility
that makes it possible for us to receive our Higher Power's help.
- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p.98
Thought to Ponder . . .
Through adversity, we find strength.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
A A = Altered Attitudes
It is not easy to think positive thoughts when the world around you appears to be so negative. In fact, it can be as difficult as anything you’ve ever done.
However, it is absolutely possible to fill your mind with positive thoughts no matter what your circumstances. Doing so empowers you like nothing else can.
To think positively is to align yourself with the truth that you’re immersed in a universe of limitless, growing abundance. To think positively is to graciously accept that your life is destined for meaningful and unique fulfillment.
Instead of placing a judgment on your situation, apply your most positive intentions to that situation. Instead of seeing the world as negative, see yourself as a powerful agent of the positive possibilities.
If you find yourself giving in to negativity, you are selling yourself short. The moment you feel the slightest twinge of a negative thought, stop and remind yourself how powerful you are.
Do the disciplined, intentional work to keep your thoughts positive. Because whatever you most consistently think, is where your life will surely and steadily go.
— Ralph Marston