Tuesday, March 27, 2012
It takes time, love, and support to find peace with the restless one. —Deidra Sarault
Restlessness is born of frustration. Perhaps we want to move ahead with our lives more quickly. Does a job have us trapped? Do past troubles haunt us still? Maybe perfectionism tarnishes every attempt to achieve. We can learn from our restlessness, if we let it guide us to our inner reservoir of peace and spiritual support.
The search for serenity often takes us farther from it. We mistakenly think a different job or home or relationship will answer all our needs. But we find that our restlessness has accompanied us to our new surroundings. Peace has its home within. And prayer opens the door to it. In the stillness of our patience, we are privy to its blessing.
Restlessness indicates our distance from our Higher Power. It may be time for a change in our lives. Change is good; however, our relationship with our Higher Power will vouchsafe any needed changes. Restlessness is self-centered and will only hamper the steps we may need to take.
Restlessness is a barometer that reveals my spiritual health. Perhaps meditation is called for today.
From Each Day a New Beginning: Daily Meditations for Women by Karen Casey©
We overlook so many joys, so many hidden treasures, when we hurry from place to place, person to person, experience to experience, with little attention anywhere. All that matters passes before us now, at this moment. And assuredly, we will not pass this way again.
It has been said the greatest gift we can give one another is rapt attention; additionally, living life fully attentive to the breezes, the colors, the sorrows and the thrills as well, is the most prayerful response any of us can make in this life. Nothing more is asked of us. Nothing less is expected.
Fear can be a stepping-stone to prudence and to a decent respect for others.
It can point the path to justice, as well as to hate.
And the more we have of respect and justice, the more we shall begin
to find the love which can suffer much, and yet be freely given.
So fear need not always be destructive,
because the lessons of its consequences can lead us to positive values.
- The Language of the Heart, p. 265
Thought to Ponder . . .
A fear faced is a fear erased.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
F E A R = False Events Appearing Real.
Let it all be
Do your best at doing what you do, and accept that the rest is as it is. Hold yourself to the highest standards, while letting go of your need to place judgments on others.
Free yourself from the burdens of anger and resentment. No amount of negativity can change what has already happened.
Tap into life’s immense abundance by gracefully and gratefully accepting what is. Give richness and meaning to that abundance by putting it to good use with focused effort and persistence.
Nothing is achieved by getting uptight about things that don’t really matter anyway. Let it all be, take it all in, and put all your focus and energy into making a positive difference going forward.
Make life good in every moment by allowing life’s goodness to be and to grow. Instead of fighting against what has already come to be, make a point of finding the value in it all, and in making that value grow.
From here, you can go anywhere. Let this moment be, and rise from it into the reality of the very best life you can envision.
— Ralph Marston