Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Beginnings are apt to be shadowy. —Rachel Carson
When we embark on a new career, open an unfamiliar door, begin a loving relationship, we can seldom see nor can we even anticipate where the experience may take us. At best we can see only what this day brings. We can trust with certainty that we will be safely led through the "shadows."
To make gains in this life we must venture forth to new places, contact new people, chance new experiences. Even though we may be fearful of the new, we must go forward. It's comforting to remember that we never take any step alone. It is our destiny to experience many new beginnings. And a dimension of the growth process is to develop trust that each of these experiences will in time comfort us and offer us the knowledge our inner self awaits. Without the new beginnings we are unable to fulfill the purpose for which we've been created.
No new beginning is more than we can handle. Every new beginning is needed by our developing selves, and we are ready for whatever comes.
I will look to my new beginnings gladly. They are special to the growth I am now ready for.
From Each Day a New Beginning: Daily Meditations for Women by Karen Casey ©
From: Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation - Thought for the Day http://www.hazeldenbettyford.org/recovery/thought-for-the-day
Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Keep It Simple
Much as I long to be out of here, I don't believe a single day has been wasted. What will come out of my time here it is too early to say. But something is bound to come out of it. --Dietrich Bonhoeffer
These words, written by a man imprisoned for standing up against the Nazis, speak to us today about our own lives. We too long for release, and we cannot see where things will lead us. His spirituality is heroic; it inspires us. We do not know just where our lives will lead or what the outcome will be. But we can know our lives are taking us in the right direction. We make our choices today and stand up with all our energy for the honesty and dignity, which this program provides.
We choose to trust life. In each tiny detail of this day we move forward, asserting our faith and seeking to know and do the will of a Power greater than ourselves.
Action for the Day: I will open myself to the will of my Higher Power as I move forward on the path, living with my unrevealed future.
From: Bluidkiti's Alcohol and Drug Addictions Recovery Help/Support ForumsDaily Recovery Readings - http://www.bluidkiti.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=2
One Day At A Time
We are people who normally would not mix. But there exists among us a fellowship, a friendliness, and an understanding which is indescribably wonderful. . .
The feeling of having shared in a common peril is one element in the powerful cement which binds us.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 17
Thought to Ponder . . .
Together we can do what we could never do alone.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
H J F = Happy, Joyous, Free.
From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy AA-Alive.net)
Excerpt of The Daily Motivator
Let life come
by Ralph Marston
What you most sincerely and fundamentally desire, you have already. Drop your shallow pretenses, and you will see.
The power and purpose you seek, are with you even now. Let go of those doubts that have become so comfortable, and you will know.
Stop seeking to classify and to judge every moment, and you’ll start seeing each moment’s unique treasure. Let life come to you with whatever it brings, and you’ll find it bringing more value than you could ever desire.
Those dreams that fill you with joy are no mere illusions. They point to who you truly are.
Those dreams are as real as you allow them to be. Allow them to live at the front of your awareness today.
Right now the richness of life is all around you. Let it carry you along with peace and joy and fulfillment and love.
Read the full message and many more at http://greatday.com/