Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Keep It Simple
Genius is the talent for seeing things straight. It is seeing things in a straight line without any bend or break or aberration of sight, seeing them as they are, without any warping of vision. --Maude Adams
We are learning, each day of our abstinence, to see more clearly what lies before us. Less and less are we hampered by our own selfish needs, distorting that which we face. We all have within us the talent for seeing things as they really are. But it is a process that takes practice, a process of turning within to the untapped talent which is one of the gifts of a spiritual life.
We are spiritual entities, one and all. And the genius to see as our Higher Power sees is ours for the asking. This program is paving our way. Each day it becomes easier to live an honest life. Each day we trust more the people we encounter. And each day we take greater risks being our true selves.
The need to distort that which we see ahead lessens, as we begin reaping the benefits of the honest, caring, spirit-filled life. Our unhealthy egos stood in our way in the past. And they can get in the way even now, if we forget to look ahead with the eyes of our inner genius.
Action for the Day: My path today is straight, clean, and love-filled, if I choose to follow my genius.
I can't afford resentments against anyone,
because they are the build-up of another drunk.
I must live and let live. And "think" --
that one important word means so much to me.
My life was always act and react. I never stopped to think.
I just didn't give a whoop about myself or anyone else.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 293
Thought to Ponder . . .
The Seven T's -- Take Time To Think The Thing Through.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
T H I N K = Thank Heavens I Now Know
The beauty within you
Let the beauty within you unfold into this day. Feel how it is to be alive, in ways you have never experienced before.
Imagine what you would do if you could do whatever you imagine. Then let go of your fears and mistaken thoughts of limitation, and live the best of what you imagine.
Stop worrying and complaining about what you cannot do. Focus on the miraculous possibilities of what you can do.
Let yourself be filled with joy just because you can be. Let yourself feel life’s innate goodness in every moment and every experience.
Remind yourself how rich you are. Feel the true immensity of your good fortune, and you won’t be able to feel any worry or fear.
Let your life on the outside be a faithful reflection of the limitless nature of your inner spirit. Live like who you truly are, and know how very good and rich it is.
— Ralph Marston