Friday, October 7, 2011

Daily Motivation 10-7-11

Friday, October 7, 2011
Today's Gift
Courage is fear that has said its prayers. -- Dorothy Bernard
No one of us is always courageous. With trepidation we embark on many journeys. Fear is dispelled each time we rely on our inner strength and trust that our lives are in good hands.
Self-talk is powerful and will prepare us to meet whatever lies ahead today. Self-talk is like prayer and quiets our fears, making it possible to give our full attention to the events transpiring. Self-talk, when positive, cultivates a healthy self-image, one that offers security, even in the face of disaster. We all carry on a dialogue with ourselves much of the time. Taking charge of the messages - making sure they enhance our personal well being - is an option always available to us.
No situation is more than we can handle. Whatever courage or strength is needed is as close as our willingness to go within, to commune with ourselves.
I must own my fears before I can let them go. Courage follows closely on their departing footsteps.
From The Promise of a New Day by Karen Casey and Martha Vanceburg:

Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Keep It Simple

We never thought we could get old.---Bob Dylan
Here we are no longer children. Yet we’re not quite grown up either. At least,
we don’t always feels grown up. Our program helps us accept the stages of our life.
And the child in our heart is getting happier. In some ways, we feel younger everyday.
We’re also starting to feel older and wiser. It feels good. We’re not so afraid of the
world, because we’re learning better ways to live in it. We can learn by having friends
who teach us to stay young at heart.

Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, help me be the best I can be, at the age I am today.

Action for the Day: Today, I’ll call an older friend and ask him or her this question:
“What’s the most important thing you’ve learned about life since you were my age?”

One Day At A Time

When I am willing to do the right thing,
I am rewarded with an inner peace no amount of liquor could ever provide.
When I am unwilling to do the right thing,
I become restless, irritable, and discontent. Through the Twelve Steps,
I have been given the gift of choice. I am no longer at the mercy
of a disease that tells me the only answer is to drink.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 317

Thought to Ponder . . .
Just for today, I choose not to drink.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
A A =
Always Aware.

Daily Motivation

The secret is

There are lots of good, positive intentions, but not nearly as many positive results. What’s the secret for transforming your best intentions into the reality of rock-solid results?

The secret is, there is no secret. The best technique is to forget about finding a technique, and to live each moment with your purposeful intention as your guide.

Whatever you truly desire will pull you steadily toward itself. Let the desire supply the direction, while letting yourself supply the passion, the energy and the effort.

Instead of fighting the complexity, work your way steadily through it. Rather than resenting the difficulty of the effort, see the pathway provided by that effort, leading reliably toward fulfillment.

The way to make achievement meaningful, the way to make it yours, is to live it moment by moment. Live and act not from a static recipe, but from the dynamic, ever-growing power of your authentic intention.

Feel who you know you can be, feel how you know life can be, and then put the way you feel into action. The way of success is not something outside you that you must discover, but rather the beautiful essence within you that you’re able to share.

— Ralph Marston

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