Thursday, August 4, 2016
Excerpt of The Daily Motivator
I've learned that the more vulnerable I allow myself to be, the more in control of myself I really am. —Anonymous
Many of us feel that we can only show our strong, confident side. We believe the face we have to show to the world should always be one of politeness, perfection, calm, strength, and control.
While it is certainly good and often appropriate to be in control, calm, and strong, there is another side to all of us - that part of us that feels needy, becomes frightened, has doubts, and gets angry. That part of us that needs care, love, and reassurance those things will be okay. Expressing these needs makes us vulnerable and less than perfect, but this side needs our acceptance too.
Allowing ourselves to be vulnerable will help us build lasting relationships. Sharing our vulnerabilities helps us feel close to people and helps others feel close to us. It helps us grow in self-love and self-acceptance. It helps us become healing agents. It allows us to become whole and accessible to others.
Today, I will allow myself to be vulnerable with others when it's safe and appropriate to do so.
From The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie ©
Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Keep It Simple
We believe in Human Ecology,
the understanding and care of human beings
as whole persons in light of their relationship
to God, themselves, their families,
and the society in which they live.
--The Philosophy of Human Ecology
The philosophy of Human Ecology covers all three aspects of our recovery: body, mind, and spirit.
We know that taking care of our bodies is essential to recovery. That means eating properly, exercising as much as we can, and not abusing ourselves physically.
Taking care of our minds is also important. We are trying to make choices that enhance our recovery, not diminish it. This includes the things we read, watch, and listen to. We seek out education and positive affirmation. We go to meetings. We gather with others who share our vision.
Spirituality is the common thread through all of this, for without it we are lost. Our spiritual search is our effort to improve our conscious contact with God. Through this search comes harmony of body, mind, and spirit.
Action for the Day: Today let me remember the principles of Human Ecology. They provide a simple reminder of where I've been and where I am going.
From: Bluidkiti's Alcohol and Drug Addictions Recovery Help/Support Forums
One Day At A Time
On the Right Track
Human beings are never quite alike, so each of us when making an inventory,
will need to determine what his individual character defects are.
Having found the shoes that fit, he ought to step into them and walk with new confidence
that he is at last on the right track.
- As Bill Sees It, p. 281
Thought to Ponder . . .
Inventory-taking is not always done in red ink.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
A A = Attitude Adjustment
From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy AA-Alive.net)
by Ralph Marston
The way you are today is not the way you will always be. The state of the world today is not how things will continue to be.
Every moment of every day, transformation happens. By its very nature, life changes, and you can direct many of those changes.
What kind of transformation would you like to see in your life, in your world? Now is when you can work to put life’s dynamic nature on your side.
In countless ways, in every imaginable situation, transformation happens. Pain is transformed by healing, anger is transformed by forgiveness, despair is transformed by caring.
Throughout history, transformation has improved lives. You can continue the tradition today.
Instead of being resigned to, or content with, the way things are, remind yourself that transformation happens. Do everything you can to make it happen in a way that is beneficial for all.
From The Daily Motivator website at http://greatday.com/