Thursday, June 20, 2012
If you're happy, if you're feeling good, then nothing else matters. -- Robin Wright Penn
Let yourself feel the good feelings too.
Yes, sometimes, good feelings can be as distracting as the painful, more difficult ones. Yes, good feelings can be anxiety producing to those of us unaccustomed to them. But go ahead and feel the good feelings anyway.
Feel and accept the joy. The love. The warmth. The excitement. The pleasure. The satisfaction. The elation. The tenderness. The comfort.
Let yourself feel the victory, the delight.
Let yourself feel cared for.
Let yourself feel respected, important, and special.
These are only feelings, but they feel good. They are full of positive, upbeat energy - and we deserve to feel that when it comes our way.
We don't have to repress. We don't have to talk ourselves out of feeling good - not for a moment.
If we feel it, it's ours for the moment. Own it. If it's good, enjoy it.
Today, Higher Power, help me be open to the joy and good feelings available to me.
From The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie ©
Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Walk In Dry Places
Living in the Sprit
Remember the Golden Key
Whenever trouble arises, the first thing to do is to turn it over to our Higher Power. We can take all necessary practical steps to solve a problem, but we don't need to decide what the answer may be. Do this, and you'll soon be out of your difficulty.
This is essentially the formula of the Gold Key as taught by Emmet Fox. It is also the core idea os Steps three and Eleven. It is a manner of living one's life iwht the constant knowledge that a Higher Power is always part of it.
We should also condition ourselves to believe that our Higher Power has been with us all along and will continue to show us the way. Nothing depends on our being "spiritual" or "saintly" or perfect in behavior.
Action for the Day: My Higher Power is always with me, supplying whatever I need for the accomplishment of any good purpose.
I can now admit that most of my troubles
stem from one large and glaring defect: self-centeredness.
For how can I wallow in self-pity, weep over resentments,
be sick with righteous anger, ache with envy,
tense up with fears and anxieties
unless all my thoughts are exclusively on poor me?
- The Best of the Grapevine [Vol. 2], p. 158
Thought to Ponder . . .
PRIDE ... Putting "I" in the center.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
P L O M = Poor Little Old Me.
Don’t worry about what you must do. Just get going and get it done.
Don’t worry that there’s not enough time. Just make full, purposeful and effective use of the time you have.
Don’t worry that there’s not enough money. Focus instead on the ever-present opportunities to create value.
Don’t worry about what others might say or think or do. Use your time, energy and resources in accordance with your own highest vision.
Don’t worry about what has already happened or what might occur in the future. Now is the moment in which you can act, and now is where your awareness belongs.
This is your beautiful, precious and amazing life, so don’t contaminate any of it with useless worry. Instead, live it fully, richly, peacefully and confidently as each wondrous day unfolds.
— Ralph Marston