Monday, August 20, 2012

Daily Motivation 8-20-2012

Monday, August 20, 2012
Today's Gift
If you just go with the flow, no matter what weird things happen along the way, you always end up exactly where you belong. ― Tom Upton
Let go of fear and your need to control. Relinquish anxiety. Let it slip away, as you dive into the river of the present moment, the river of your life, your place in the universe.
Stop trying to force the direction. Try not to swim against the current, unless it is necessary for your survival. If you've been clinging to a branch at the riverside, let go.
Let yourself move forward. Let yourself be moved forward.
Avoid the rapids when possible. If you can't, stay relaxed. Staying relaxed can take you safely through fierce currents. If you go under for a moment, allow yourself to surface naturally. You will.
Appreciate the beauty of the scenery as it is. See things with freshness, with newness. You shall never pass by today's scenery again!
Don't think too hard about things. The flow is meant to be experienced. Within it, care for yourself. You are part of the flow, an important part. Work with the flow. Work within the flow. Thrashing about isn't necessary. Let the flow help you care for yourself. Let it help you set boundaries, make decisions, and get you where you need to be when it is time. You can trust the flow, and your part in it.
Today, I will go with the flow.
From The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie ©

Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Keep It Simple

Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change. So suffering must become love. That is the mystery. --Katherine Mansfield

Acceptance of those conditions that at times plague us changes not only the conditions but, in the process, ourselves. Perhaps this latter change is the more crucial. As each changes, as we all change into more accepting women, life's struggles ease. When we accept all the circumstances that we can't control, we are more peaceful. Smiles more easily fill us up.

It's almost as though life's eternal lesson is acceptance, and with it comes life's eternal blessings.

Action for the Day: Every day offers me many opportunities to grow in acceptance and thus blessings. I can accept any condition today and understand it as an opportunity to take another step toward serenity, eternal and whole.

One Day At A Time

Our very first problem is to accept our present circumstances as they are,
ourselves as we are, and the people about us as they are.
- The Language of the Heart, p. 271

Thought to Ponder . . .
Flexible people do not get bent out of shape.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
A A =
Always Aware.

Daily Motivation

Make an effort

Effort makes you stronger. Effort makes you more effective.

Even if it doesn’t immediately bring the results you seek, effort moves you in the direction of your goals. Effort demonstrates and teaches, in ways that are undeniable, what works and what doesn’t.

Make an effort, a real, sincere, focused effort, and you make some progress. Make another effort, and another, and another, and you’ll surely get where you intend to go.

Dreaming and wishing and planning and intending all have their places. Yet it is effort that finally gets you there.

Effort makes you feel like you’re getting something done, because you are. It sure beats complaining or wondering or worrying.

Make an effort and make some progress. Make an effort and put some real substance and life into your dreams.

— Ralph Marston

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