Monday, January 30, 2017

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 1-30-2017

Monday, January 30, 2017
Today's Gift

Fortunately [psycho]analysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself still remains a very effective therapist. —Karen Horney

The passage of time, coupled with an openness to the messages gleaned from our conversations with others, can provide answers we need for the way out of painful situations. Life is ebb and flow, peaks and valleys, struggles and sweet times. What we fail to realize, all too often, is that the struggles make possible the times that are sweet.

Our conflicts are our special lessons in life. We can learn to flow with them, move through them, trust their value to us as growing, changing people. How good it feels to have found security with one another and that power greater than ourselves who can, when we are willing, show us the path to resolution.

Life will never be free of conflict--nor should it be. Our lessons move us to higher planes of awareness. We can experience the joy hidden within the conflict. We can help one another remember that the sweetness of a moment is tied to the pain of a former, forgotten moment.

All events, all experiences, are connected. The path I travel, alone and with others, is bringing me brighter days. I will trust my path. It's right for me.

From Each Day a New Beginning: Daily Meditations for Women by Karen Casey ©

From: Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation - Thought for the Day

Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Keep It Simple

Go and wake up your luck---Perian proverb

We've been given recovery. For this, we're lucky. And we're grateful. Now it's up to us.
We must accept our choices. When we're afraid, do we choose to be alone? Or do we choose to go to extra meeting? When we're not honest, do we keep it secret? Or do we admit it and try to be more honest? No matter what we choose, we're responsible for that choice. Through choices, we either make our program strong or weak. We can choose to be lucky. Or we can choose not to be.
The choice is ours. Our addiction robbed us of choice. It taught us to blame others. Now we see ourselves as responsible.

Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, help me to choose wisely. Help me remember I'm responsible for my choices.

Action for the Day: Today I'll work at being responsible for my choices. I'll see myself as one of the lucky ones.

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

One Day At A Time

Peace of Mind
More and more we became interested in seeing what we could contribute to life.
As we felt new power flow in, as we enjoyed peace of mind,
as we discovered we could face life successfully,
we became conscious of our Higher Power's presence, we began to lose our fear of today,
tomorrow, or the hereafter. We were reborn.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 63

Thought to Ponder . . .
Happiness and peace of mind are always here, open and free to anyone.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
H O P E = H
ang On! Peace Exists

From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Inspired by anything
by Ralph Marston

You don’t have to depend on sugary platitudes or once-in-a-lifetime spectacular experiences for inspiration. You can be inspired by anything.

You can be inspired by pleasure and by pain. You can be inspired by the routine and the unexpected.

Instead of assuming you must continue to feel sadness, you can transform that sadness into inspiration. When you feel excitement or boredom, love, gratitude, frustration or disillusionment, you can be inspired by any of those feelings.

Life is a grand miracle that constantly unfolds on countless levels. Look, with caring and curiosity, at any of those levels, and you’ll find inspiration.

There’s no need to wait for the moment to be right for inspiration to come your way. Inspiration is a choice you can make in any situation.

Open yourself to all the inspiration that’s possible right now, and always. Any time you wish to lift your spirits, you have plenty of ways.

From The Daily Motivator website at

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