Yes! Maybe the whole world saw a particular truth in our life, and we denied it - until we were ready to deal with it. That is our business, and our right! Our process is our own, and we will discover our truths at the right time, when we are ready, when the learning experience is complete.
The most growth-producing concept we can develop for others and ourselves is to allow ourselves to have our own process. We can give and receive support and encouragement while we go through this process. We can listen to others and say what we think. We can set boundaries and take care of ourselves, when needed. But we still give others and ourselves the right to grow at our own pace, without judgment, and with much trust that all is well and is on schedule.
When we are ready, when the time is right, and when our Higher Power is ready - we will know what we need to know.
Today, I will let myself and others have our own pace and time schedule for growth and change. I will trust that I will be empowered with insights and the tools for dealing with these insights, at the right time.
From The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie ©
Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Sometimes I think I'm the luckiest person in the world. There's nothing better than
having work you really care about. Sometimes I think my greatest problem is lack
of confidence. I'm scared, and I think that's healthy. --Jane Fonda
We each vacillate between feeling confident on some days, lucky on others, and
yet frequently scared on others. It's very human to vacillate. We need not be anxious
because our emotions refuse to stand still.
Changing emotions are part of the process of normal living. And changing emotions
reflect an involvement with the moment. Situations do touch us, as they should.
They do invite responses, as they should. And our responses will reveal our emotional
involvement, as they should. We can cherish the variety of our emotions. They enrich us.
But they may also create problems, if they go unchecked.
We need to maintain a balance. Confidence, certainly desirable, can become overconfidence
and thus complacency. Confidence needs humility to temper it. Fear makes us cautious,
and that's good; but too much can immobilize us. Being in charge of our emotions makes
them work for us.
Action for the Day: Emotions can energize me and keep me involved with the moment. They can also control me. It's my decision to be in charge.
The compulsion among most of us to survive and grow
soon becomes far stronger than the temptation to drink or to misbehave.
Literally, we must "do or die." So we make the choice to live.
- The Language of the Heart, p. 301
Thought to Ponder . . .
I saw, I felt, I believed.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
O D A A T = One Day At A Time.
Making your choice
You have the power to choose your attitude, your perspective, your direction, your responses, your expectations, your actions and so much more. Add it all together, and you have the power to choose your life.
It’s a waste of your time and energy to blame and complain when you can be doing something much more positive and powerful. You can be choosing to make real headway.
You have the power to choose, so do it. Figure out what you really, truly want from this day, from this circumstance, from this life, and go for it.
Make your choice, and then make the commitment to make it happen. Make your choice, and then make all the other choices along the way that will bring it about.
Take a positive, active role in your life. Make peace with what is, with what you have, and then make your choice of what to do with it all.
Life is what you most consistently and passionately choose for it to be, and that most definitely includes the choices you make in this moment. Spend each moment making the best, most authentic choices, and you’ll spend your days living a rich and fulfilling life.
— Ralph Marston