Monday, April 25, 2016
If you put your faith in something outside, if you rely upon someone or something else to tell you the truth, you’re putting yourself in a position of disempowerment. Author Unknwon
We must each discover our own truth.
It does not help us if those we love find their truth. They cannot give it to us. It does not help if someone we love knows a particular truth in our life. We must discover our truth for ourselves.
We must each discover and stand in our own light.
We often need to struggle, fail, and be confused and frustrated. That's how we break through our struggle; that's how we learn what is true and right for ourselves.
We can share information with others. Others can tell us what may predictably happen if we pursue a particular course. But it will not mean anything until we integrate the message and it becomes our truth, our discovery, and our knowledge.
There is no easy way to break through and find our truth.
But we can and will, if we want to.
We may want to make it easier. We may nervously run to friends, asking them to give us their truth or make our discovery easier. They cannot. Light will shed itself in its own time.
Each of us has our own share of truth, waiting to reveal itself to us. Each of us has our own share of the light, waiting for us to stand in it, to claim it as ours.
Encouragement helps. Support helps. A firm belief that each person has truth available - appropriate to each situation - is what will help.
Each experience, each frustration, each situation, has its own truth waiting to be revealed. Don't give up until you find it - for yourself.
We shall be guided into truth, if we are seeking it. We are not alone.
Today, I will search for my own truth, and I will allow others to do the same. I will place value on my vision and the vision of others. We are each on the journey, making our own discoveries - the ones that are right for us today.
From The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie
Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Keep It Simple
Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content. --Helen Keller
There is wonder in the moment, if we but look for it, let it touch us, believe in it. And with the recognition and celebration of the wonder comes the joy we desire and await.
Being wholly in tune with the present moment is how we'll come to know the spiritual essence that connects all of life. We search for peace, happiness, and contentment outside of ourselves. We need instead to discover it within us, now and always, in whatever we are experiencing.
We can let our experiences wash over us. Longing for a different time, a distant place, a new situation breeds discontent. It prevents us from the thrill, the gifts offered in this present moment. But they are there.
We can practice feeling joyful in the present, be thrilled with the realization that right now, all is well. All is always well. Life is full of mystery and wonder and each moment of our awareness adds to the wonder.
Action for the Day: I am moving forward; we all are. I am on target. I am participating in a glorious, wonderful drama. Let me jump for joy. I have been specially blessed.
From: Bluidkiti's Alcohol and Drug Addictions Recovery Help/Support Forums
One Day At A Time
Life is not a Dead End
When a man or a woman has a spiritual awakening, the most important meaning of it is
that he has now become able to do, feel, and believe that which he could not do before
on his unaided strength and resources alone.
He has been granted a gift which amounts to a new state of consciousness and being.
He has been set on a path which tells him he is really going somewhere,
that life is not a dead end, not something to be endured or mastered.
- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions,
Thought to Ponder . . .
The joy is in the journey, so enjoy the ride.
The joy is in the journey, so enjoy the ride.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
H J F = Happy, Joyous, Free.
Excerpt of The Daily Motivator
Your own special songs
by Ralph Marston
Allow yourself to be yourself. If you don’t want what the world says you should want, have the courage to say so.
Your greatest opportunities for making a difference in this world flow from your unique perspective. Explore, strengthen, celebrate and express that perspective every chance you get.
It’s not a matter of being different just to be different. It’s a matter of being honest with yourself and others about who you truly are.
You have your own special songs to sing. Sing them with passion, just because it feels so right.
What the world tells you is to be like everybody else. What the world needs is for you to be you.
Give to life the unique beauty of your own special making. Allow yourself to feel how good it feels, and to see what a positive difference the real you can make for everyone.