Tuesday, February 2, 2016
To be alive is power,Existing in itself,
Without a further function,
Being a person in this world is an amazing gift. A spiritual awakening is open to us all. But today, not all of us feel powerful and alive. We may feel weak, inadequate to our task, perplexed, or stymied. Is this a day in which we are filled with exuberance for the gift of life? Or is this a day when we're feeling subdued by life's burdens?
Perhaps we need to evaluate our perspective. Are we trying to control something or someone? Are we acting as if the world should be as we want rather than as it is? Have our individual wills exceeded their natural bounds and spoiled the simple joy of being "without a further function"?
May I find the pleasure and exuberance today that come with being alive. The simple power to be a person is "omnipotence enough."
From Touchstones: A Book of Daily Meditations for Men ©
Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Keep It Simple
Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.---Step Two
The Second Step directs us to believe there is hope for us. It may take time to believe this. Many of us had given up hope. But look around. Hope fills our meeting rooms. We are surrounded by miracles. This Power greater than ourselves has healed many. Listen as others tell their stories. They speak of how powerful this Power is. At times, we will not believe. This is normal But in recovery ,"coming to believe" means opening ourselves up to healing power found in the program.
Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, allow me to believe Help me to stay open to recovery.
Action for the Day: I will remember that I'm a miracle.
From: Bluidkiti's Alcohol and Drug Addictions Recovery Help/Support Forums
One Day At A Time
"Sanity" is defined as "soundness of mind." Yet no alcoholic, soberly analyzing his destructive behavior, whether the destruction fell on the dining-room furniture or his own moral fiber, can claim "soundness of mind" for himself.
Therefore, Step Two is the rallying point for all of us.
Whether agnostic, atheist, or former believer, we can stand together on this Step.
- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 33
Thought to Ponder . . .
I sit at a meeting until the bus of sanity comes by; then, I climb aboard.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
H E A R T = Healing, Enjoying, And Recovering Together.
From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy AA-Alive.net)
Excerpt of The Daily Motivator
The beauty within you
by Ralph Marston
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.
From The Daily Motivator website at http://greatday.com/