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Keep It Simple
Rigidity is prevented most of the time as love and compassion mesh us into tolerant human beings. --Kaethe S. Crawford
Looking outward with love, offering it freely to our friends and family, makes fluid, flowing, and fertile our existence. Each expression of love engenders more love, keeping tender our ties to one another, encouraging more ties.
The more flexible our lives, the more easily we'll be attracted to an unexpected opportunity. And flexibility is fostered by a loving posture. As we approach the world, so it greets us. We are not mere recipients of life's trials and tribulations. We find what our eyes are wanting to see. When our focus is rigid and narrow, so are our opportunities.
The level of our compassion, fully felt and fully expressed, is the measure of our emotional health. Rigid attitudes, rigid behavior, rigid expectations of others recede as the level of our emotional health rises. Our approach to life changes and so do the results we meet.
Action for the Day: I will love others. It's my only assignment in life, and it guarantees the security I crave.
I know today that if I cannot change the wind, I can adjust my sail.
I know the difference between superstition and spirituality.
I know there is a graceful way of being right,
and many ways to be wrong.
- Daily Reflections, p. 314
Thought to Ponder . . .
We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust our sails.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
H O W = Honesty, Open-mindedness, Willingness.
Choose the positive
From the exact same situation, you can be frustrated or you can be inspired. Choose to be inspired.
Whatever the circumstance, you can be filled with fear or you can be filled with love. Choose the positive energy of love.
You can see the situation as a problem, or you can see it as an opportunity. Make the choice to look at it as an opportunity, and the opportunity will indeed be valuable.
Life is what it is. Yet the way you choose to see it makes all the difference in the way you are able to live it.
See the positive possibilities, choose the positive response, and you’ll live a rich and fulfilling life. Go through each day with a positive perspective, and you’ll encounter new treasures in every moment.
You always have a choice, and your choice always has its consequences. Choose positive, and choose the best of all possible worlds.
— Ralph Marston