Friday, December 13, 2013
You have to live on this 24 hours of daily time. Out of it you have to spin health, pleasure, money, content, respect, and the evolution of your mortal soul. Its right use, its most effective use, is a matter of highest urgency.--Arnold Bennett
We have 24 hours to accomplish all we need tor mental, physical, and spiritual growth. Just because morning meditations have been read, the work or school day is completed, and the day is waning doesn't mean growth time is over.
The first 12 hours of a day are usually spent housecleaning, raising children, working, running errands, and so on. By the time the activities have ended, we're ready for the second 12 hours: contemplation, relaxation, communication with family and friends, socializing, eating dinner, going to a meeting, sleeping.
Our most effective use of each day means believing we can accomplish something. There is time to be grateful for each day's experiences. There is time to build relationships with ourselves and others. Each day there is time to grow.
From the book Night Light by Amy E. Dean
Twenty-Four Hours a Day
To heal ourselves is a reclamation of the power we all have as living beings to live in harmony with the life energy and to fulfill our potential as creatures among many on this planet. —Chellis Glendinning
We live in a world that tells us healing only comes from outside ourselves. To some, it may seem odd to think each of us has the ability to heal ourselves.
How is this possible? Easy - we can do it if we believe we can. Whatever we believe we cannot do will remain beyond our ability. But believing we can heal ourselves gives us access to many healing ways. Self-acceptance is healing. Singing, playing, walking by a river are healing. Even helping others with their problems can be healing to us. There are as many ways of self-healing as there are people in the world. Once we experience what is healing for us, we can go on to discover many more healing acts to share with others.
Action for the Day: I will make list of what healing things do I like to do, and DO THEM!
One Day At A Time
I was backed into a corner that I could not fight, lie, cheat, steal, or buy my way out of.
I was trapped. For the first time in my life, I uttered a sincere prayer: "Higher Power, please help me."
I didn't bargain with Them, nor did I suggest how or when They should help.
Immediately, I became calm and relaxed. There was no flash of lightning or clap of thunder,
not even a still, small voice. I was scared. I didn't know what happened. . .
When I awoke the next morning, I was refreshed, strong, and hungry.
But the most wonderful thing was that, for the first time in my life,
that dark, mysterious cloud of fear was gone.
- Came To Believe . . ., p. 17
Thought to Ponder . . .
Breathe in faith, breathe out fear.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
F E A R = Frustration, Ego, Anger, Resentment.
Decide where you will go, and then go there. When you live by intention, there is no limit to the rich rewards that life can bring.
To get somewhere, you must first know precisely where that is. To achieve, you must zero in on the specific details of your intended achievement.
Whether it is for an hour, a day, a month, five years or five decades, clear and purposeful direction makes a profound difference. The highest level of fulfillment comes to those who can envision precisely what that fulfillment looks like.
Yes, it’s difficult to hone your scattered ideas and desires into a positive, coherent direction. Yet you most certainly can do it, and each time you do the results will be amazing.
Give yourself a clear direction for this day, for this week, for this beautiful and unique life of yours. Give yourself a clear direction and you’ll have a workable path to your own special greatness.
In whatever you’re doing, choose a direction that will express your highest, most treasured values. Give yourself a direction, and give your very best gifts to life.
— Ralph Marston