Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 1-28-2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Today's Gift

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.-- Raymond Lindquist

Coeur is the French word for "heart." When we act with courage, we act from our hearts, not our heads alone. We boldly do what feels right. We may be scared if we're going against the grain, but we have confidence and faith supporting our actions.

Being courageous does not require going into battle -- we do not have to be saving someone's life. It takes a lot of courage just to be honest with ourselves and others, to decide to change behaviors, and to leave destructive relationships.

Today I will pray and meditate for courage.

From the book Body, Mind, and Spirit ©

From: Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation - Thought for the Day

Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Keep It Simple

I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion. --Billie Jean King

Champions are made. How lucky we are to have the Steps to guide us to become champions. The program promises us self-awareness, but we have to put forth the effort. And the process isn't always easy. We have liabilities, all of us, and it's generally easier to see them than our assets. Self-awareness is recognizing both. To become a champion, whether as an athlete, a homemaker, a teacher, a secretary, or an attorney, is to maximize the assets and minimize the liabilities, but to accept the existence of both. The program that we share offers us daily opportunities to know ourselves, to help other women know themselves, and to strengthen our assets along the way. We can feel our assets growing, and it feels good. We can see our liabilities diminish, and it feels good. The program offers us a championship.

Action for the Day: I can strengthen my assets, first by knowing them, and then by emphasizing them repeatedly. I'll focus on one today.

From: Bluidkiti's Alcohol and Drug Addictions Recovery Help/Support Forums

One Day At A Time

The tremendous fact for every one of us is that we have discovered a common solution.
We have a way out on which we can absolutely agree, and which we can join in brotherly and harmonious action.
This is the great news this book carries to those who suffer from alcoholism.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 17

Thought to Ponder . . .
The solution is simple. The solution is spiritual.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
A A = Always Aware.

From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Just be
by Ralph Marston

Relax your mind and calm your thoughts. Let go of the frustrations, anxieties, and judgments, and just be.

Just be, and feel the miracle of your own existence. Just be, and feel the spark of joy that’s deep within you.

Focus on that joy and allow it to grow ever more present in your awareness. Feel that joy and see it flowing out from you into all of life.

Let go of the need to struggle, and simply let yourself be. Let go of the urge to make things this way or that, and enjoy the beauty of the way things are.

There is certainly much you can do to make a positive difference in life. And you’ll do it far more effectively when you live and act with a peaceful spirit.

For this precious moment, just be, and feel the power of your own authentic purpose. Just be, and gain new energy with which to live and express that purpose.

From The Daily Motivator website at

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