Friday, June 10, 2016

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 6-10-2016

Friday, June 10, 2016
Today's Gift

I'd like to get away from earth awhile. And then come back to it and begin again. -- Robert Frost

Do we think it's weak to need a break? Do we ignore the need to recharge our batteries? Responsibility for our own lives requires us to recognize the need to restore our energy. Maybe our escape from the world is by using food, or drugs, or spending money, or being preoccupied with another person.

We need to develop the ability to be with ourselves, we can take a break from the world and come back restored. This meditation time generates more energy for our lives. Recreation with friends, a walk, a movie, or a concert does the same. Taking responsibility to get away is a good cure for self-pity and exhaustion.

Today, I will be aware of my need to restore my energy.

From Touchstones: A Book of Daily Meditations for Men ©

From: Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation - Thought for the Day

Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Keep It Simple

When we start at the center of ourselves, we discover something worthwhile extending toward the periphery of the circle. We find again some of the joy in the now, some of the peace in the here, some of the love in me ... --G. F. Sear

Perhaps we have feared discovering our center; perhaps we have feared finding nothing there. The struggle to believe in ourselves, to know we have an important part to play in the circle of life, the circle encompassing all life, is a hard-fought struggle for many of us. But we are learning. We are finding treasures within ourselves. Others are helping us to find those treasures. Sharing special moments in time with loved ones and ones we are learning to love reveals many treasures.

All we have is here--now--us. We are all we ever need to be--here and now. We are, at every moment, what we need to be if only we'd trust revealing our true selves, our centers, to one another. Our centers each need that of another.

This program needs each of us for what we add to it. The worthiness of the program, of the whole circle, is enhanced by the inclusion of our centers.

Action for the Day: I will share my center today with you.

From: Bluidkiti's Alcohol and Drug Addictions Recovery Help/Support Forums
One Day At A Time

Spiritual Awakening
It became clear that, at least for me, the “spiritual awakening” mentioned in the Twelfth Step
had to mean “an awakening of the spirit”—i.e., no matter how swift or prolonged the process might be,
I had to come awake, alive in my spirit as a human being. From that time on,
I have had very few, if any, hang-ups with the word “spiritual” as used in the AA program.
- The Best of the Grapevine [Vol. 1], pp. 179-180

Thought to Ponder . . .
A spiritual awakening is our greatest gift.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
K I S S =
Keeping It Simple, Spiritually.

From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Put your mind at peace
by Ralph Marston

Put your mind at peace, and put yourself in a powerful state. Let go of the worries and anxieties, and let in the most meaningful and positive possibilities.

You already have enough challenges to deal with. Don’t let your own thoughts drag you down.

Instead, quiet those thoughts and feel the beauty of your own being. Rather than getting carried along by one distraction after another, experience the unique power and potential of the moment.

At the center of who you are, there is peace, and it is real. Connect yourself often with that peace, and let its positive power fill every corner of your life.

Put your mind at peace, and free yourself to think and to act according to your highest, most authentic values. See the best possibilities, and see how you can lovingly bring them to life.

Live from a perspective of peace, and live at a higher, more heartfelt level. Put your mind at peace, and be your most sincere and positive self.

From The Daily Motivator website at

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