Monday, March 12, 2012

Daily Motivation 3-12-2012

Monday, March 12, 2012
Today's Gift
If we could untangle the mysteries of life and unravel the energies which run through the world; if we could evaluate correctly the significance of passing events; if we could measure the struggles, dilemmas, and aspirations of mankind, we could find that nothing is born out of time. Everything comes at its appointed moment. —Joseph R. Sizoo

Timing can be frustrating. We can wait and wait for something to happen, and it seems to be forever until it comes to pass. Or, suddenly, an event or circumstance is thrust upon us, catching us by surprise. Believing that things happen too slowly or too quickly is an illusion. Timing is perfect.

Today, I will trust and work with Divine Order. I will accept the timing in my life today and in my past as being perfect.

From The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie ©

Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Keep It Simple
Love is not getting, but giving. It is sacrifice. And sacrifice is glorious! --Joanna Field

How easily we mistake attention for love. Even more easily, we trick ourselves into thinking our ability to control someone signifies love - especially theirs for us. But love is something far different from either attention or control. Far different.

Love frees others from our grasp--and lets them return on their own. Love is placing another's personal needs above our own, without regret. Love is selfless, yet it exhilarates the self. Giving love softens our edges, completes us, and connects us to the people with whom we are fulfilling our destinies.

Wanting love is a normal human desire, not one we should deny. And we shall receive love, the less our emphasis is on getting it, the more on giving it. We invite love when we freely and honestly give it. Another invitation for love comes from loving ourselves; self-hatred, which trapped many of us for years, hampers us no longer.
Love inspires--ourselves and those we give it to. It brightens our way, lessens our burdens, makes possible our rightful unfolding.

Action for the Day: I won't look for love today. I will just give it. It will bless me tenfold.
One Day At A Time
Walk day by day in the path of spiritual progress.
If you persist, remarkable things will happen. When we look back,
we realize that the things which came to us when we put ourselves in our Higher Power's hands
were better than anything we could have planned.
Follow the dictates of a Higher Power and you will presently live in a new
and wonderful world, no matter what your present circumstances!
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 100

Thought to Ponder . . .
I stood in the sunlight at last.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
A A =
Achieve Anything.
Daily Motivation

For a reason

What happens, happens for a reason. Watch, listen, feel, experience, learn and grow.

What may seem to be a coincidence is actually a consequence. What may appear to be a random occurrence is actually a direct result of something.

Life’s events and situations are always telling you something of value. Pay attention and, firmly grounded in your purpose, hear what life has to say.

By understanding where consequences come from, you can learn to choose the ones you desire. By focusing carefully on life’s various causes and effects, you can create the specific outcomes you wish to experience.

When things are not going your way, it can be easy and tempting to blame it on random bad luck. Yet it is far more empowering to take full responsibility for your situation, because that puts you on a path to change it for the better.

For every result, there is a cause. Take positive, purposeful control of the causes, and get the results you truly desire.

— Ralph Marston

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