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
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?
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