Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Occupation is essential. —Virginia Woolf
Having desires, setting goals, and achieving them are necessary to our fulfillment. There is purpose to our lives, even when we can't clearly see our direction; even when we doubt our abilities to contribute. Let us continue to respond to our opportunities.
Many of us experienced the clouds of inaction in earlier periods waiting, waiting, waiting, hoping our circumstances would change, even praying they would, but taking no responsibility for changing what was in our power. Inaction caged us. Stripped of power, life held little or no meaning. However, we've been given another chance. We have a reason for living, each day, even the days we feel hopeless and worthless.
Maybe we are without a goal at this time. Perhaps the guidance is not catching our attention. We can become quiet with ourselves and let our daydreams act as indicators. We have something essential to do, and we are being given all the chances we'll need to fulfill our purpose. We can trust in our worth, our necessity to others.
I will remember, I must have a part to play. I will look and listen for my opportunities today.
From Each Day a New Beginning: Daily Meditations for Women by Karen Casey©
Where we stand today is far removed from our position last year, or even last week. Each and every moment offers us new input that influences any decision from this moment forward. The process that we're participating in guarantees our growth as long as we remain conscious of our opportunities and willingly respond to them. We can be glad that the life process is, in fact, never static. always moving, always inviting us to participate fully.
Action for the Day: I will have the courage to make a mistake today. It's a promise of growth.
When I put my faith in the spiritual power of the program,
when I trust others to teach me what I need to do to have a better life,
I find that I can trust myself to do what is necessary.
- Daily Reflections, p. 226
Thought to Ponder . . .
Trust your Higher Power. Clean house. Help others.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
F A I T H = Fear And Insecurity? Trust Him/Her!
You can adapt
Life changes, sometimes very quickly and profoundly. Fortunately, you can adapt.
Instead of wishing in vain for a different reality, you can create a new and effective response. Instead of letting the changes bring you down, you can find many new ways to lift yourself even higher.
No matter what has happened in the past, that past is now over. You have the opportunity to create new value out of each new situation.
The more quickly and effectively you adapt, the more prosperous and fulfilling your life will be. When things change, look for the opportunities, for they are surely there.
Change is an essential part of life itself. And adapting to change is an essential part of living successfully.
For your entire life, you’ve been adapting to change. In each new change, find the opportunities, make the most of them, and move your life powerfully forward.
— Ralph Marston