Wednesday, November 21, 2012
We decided that it was no good asking what is the meaning of life, because life isn't an answer, life is the question, and you, yourself, are the answer. —Ursula K. LeGuin
How many times have we felt like we were drifting aimlessly, constantly searching for meaning in a world that seems so mixed up, seeking direction but getting nowhere? But looked at differently, "nowhere" becomes "now here." When we take things apart, stand back, and examine them from a different angle, we often find we held the answer from the beginning. Sometimes, when we're convinced we are the problem, we discover we were the solution all along.
When we look for true understanding, we can be sure it exists in this moment, and that we can find it within ourselves, with with our Higher Power's help.
What question do I seek an answer to today?
From Today's Gift: Daily Meditations for Families ©
Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Keep It Simple
To love others, we must first learn to love ourselves.---Anonymous
Sometimes we think our life would be fine if that dream person showed up. But loving someone isn’t easy. Our bad habits cause problems. We have to change. Sometimes we aren’t ready to have on especial person. We have to have a group of people to love and help us get healthy. We must learn to trust, to be honest, to give help, and to love others. The truth is, no one person can make our life wonderful---except us. We hold happiness inside of us. It’s in our spirit. Look no further.
Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, help me love myself
Action for the Day: I’ll list five ways I will love myself today.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
courage to change the things I can,
and wisdom to know the difference."
- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 41
Thought to Ponder . . .
If I have the courage to begin, I have the courage to succeed
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
A B C = Acceptance, Belief, Change
Imagine what you wish to live, and live what you imagine. Give life to your vision by giving your vision a prominent place in each moment you live.
You do not have to be pushed around by the random carelessness of events. Choose instead to be propelled forward by the pure, compelling beauty of your dreams.
Live by intention, not by reaction. Set your standards as high as you can envision, and live each day to surpass those standards.
Your life is not an excuse for compromise. It is an opportunity for excellence at the highest level.
The problems and challenges have no right to diminish the beauty and value of who you are. Choose to transform them into occasions for new and enduring greatness.
Meet each new circumstance with the excellence that is at your core. Experience the magnificent fulfillment of living each and every day true to your highest potential.
— Ralph Marston