Friday, July 22, 2011

Daily Motivation 7-22-11

Friday, July 22, 2011
Today's Gift
...alone in the company of our partner.
To be alone in the wilderness is less painful than to feel alone in the company of our partner. When we shut down in silence because we feel wounded by our partner, we slam the door on healing. We may justify emotionally abandoning our partner by telling ourselves that we do not want to be hurt again, and we may be convinced that our partner is never going to change anyway. We each have our own style of "going away" and our own way of maintaining our loneliness.
When we feel the pain of separation from each other, we need to reach back and reopen communication. We can do that by telling our partner how we disappeared and asking her or him to join us in healing the wounds. When we talk about our feelings and we are understood, we make genuine contact and we are no longer alone!
As a way to enhance your connection, tell your partner about a way that you have disappeared.
You are reading from the book:

The More We Find In Each Other by Merle Fossum and Mavis Fossum


Twenty-Four Hours A Day
Keep It Simple

We want so much to be good. Even when we used alcohol or other drugs, we wanted to believe we were good people. But we often felt we couldn't measure up. We thought we had to live by a set of rules that we could never follow.

Now we're finding the goodness inside us. Goodness isn't something we do. Goodness is just being what we already are. Our Higher Power speaks to us in many ways, including through our hearts and minds. We don't have to try so hard top be good. We just learn to relax and invite our Higher Power to be part of our lives.
Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, You have put peace, knowledge, love and joy in my heart today. Help me to always find these things.

Action for the Day: How's my Higher Power like a loving king or queen? How can I have a kingdom inside me? I'll talk with my sponsor about this today.

One Day At A Time

The problem of resolving fear has two aspects.
We shall have to try for all the freedom from fear that is possible for us to attain.
Then we shall need to find the courage and the grace
to deal constructively with whatever fears remain.
- As Bill Sees It, p. 61

Thought to Ponder . . .
The power within me is far greater than any fear before me.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
F E A R =
Face Everything And Recover.
Daily Motivation
So do it

The way to find out how much you can do, is to do it. The way to know how far you can go, is to get going.

Most of what you see as impossible is impossible only because you think it is. Stop over-analyzing it, start doing it, and let your actions define what is possible.

If you truly knew all that you were capable of achieving, you would never hesitate to step forward. The positive possibilities have no limit, so don’t impose your own limits on them.

Instead, get busy exploring and expressing the best of those possibilities. Here you are, with dreams, with abilities, and with a day in which to put those abilities to use, so do it.

Find out just how strong and capable you are by putting your strength to a meaningful test. See how much you can do by watching yourself do it.

Dare to dream, and then dare to act on those dreams. Real, fulfilling, meaningful value is yours to create right now, so get busy and do it.

— Ralph Marston

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