Monday, May 14, 2012

Daily Motivation 5-14-2012

Monday, May 14, 2012
Today's Gift

Often the wisdom of the body clarifies the despair of the spirit. —Marion Woodman

The unity of body and spirit becomes more real for us as we learn to listen to the messages our bodies give. Perhaps if we are frequently ill with a cold we are hiding from the fact that we are discouraged and in need of something for our spirit. We all face the problems at times of sleeplessness or backaches or allergies. These are not moral problems but problems that go with being human. When we are open to the spirit dimension, we look for the part that may express a message from our spiritual selves.

As we notice our physical selves today, we perhaps feel a tension in a muscle or a sensation somewhere that can speak to us about our deeper feelings. The message may not be clear at first. Spiritual messages are not quick answers, but if we listen to our questions a while, the answers may gradually become clear. Simply being open to the messages strengthens us for our tasks and deepens our spiritual self-awareness.

Today, I am learning to listen to the wisdom of my own body.

From Touchstones: A Book of Daily Meditations for Men©

Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Keep It Simple
Every human being has, like Socrates, an attendant spirit; and wise are they who obey its signals. If it does not always tell us what to do, it always cautions us what not to do. --Lydia M. Child
Our Spirit is our inner guide. And our Spirit never, never, gives us wrong directions. Because we're human, it's all too easy to deny the voice from within. Some call it conscience. And our behavior, maybe frequently, maybe occasionally, belies what our conscience knows is right. We suffer for it.
We are trying to be healthy, emotionally, spiritually, physically. Each day we can make progress. With each action we take, we have a choice. Our Spirit, our conscience, should be consulted. Right choices make for right actions that will emotionally and spiritually benefit us and the other persons close to us.
It's comforting to rely on the inner voice. It assures us we're never alone. No decision has to be made alone. No wrong action need ever be taken. A sense of security accompanies the partnership between each of us and our Spirit.
Action for the Day: I will let the partnership work for me today.
One Day At A Time
Living Clean & Sober
Living clean and sober turns out to be not at all grim, boring,
and uncomfortable, as we had feared,
but rather something we began to enjoy
and find much more exciting than our drinking and drugging days.
We'll show you how.
- Living Sober, Introduction

Thought to Ponder . . .
The joy is in the journey, so enjoy the ride.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
B E S T =
Been Enjoying Sobriety Today?
Daily Motivation

Live it now

If you postpone your joys until later, the opportunities to experience those joys will grow fewer and fewer. If you put off dealing with the problems until later, they will become much more difficult to get beyond.

Choose instead to live life as it comes. Diligently, and without complaints, work through each difficulty as it comes along, and enthusiastically live the opportunities for joy as they appear.

Your world is filled with abundance. And in order to transform that abundance into meaningful value, you must make good use of it as it arrives.

Each moment gives you the opportunity to add richness to your life. Each day brings you new ways to express the unique beauty of who you are.

Live that richness and express that beauty not in some distant, imagined someday. Live it now.

Your life is here today, filled with all kinds of great possibilities for joy and achievement. Get up, get going, and live it now.

— Ralph Marston

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