Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 3-14-2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Today's Gift

The child is an almost universal symbol for the soul's transformation. The child is whole, not yet divided . . . when we would heal the mind . . . we ask this child to speak to us. —Susan Griffin

Was there ever a time when we did not feel divided from ourselves? Occasionally we get a glimpse of what such spiritual wholeness would be like, but most of the time we struggle with feelings of conflict, unevenness, a divided heart. Perhaps "the child" is a metaphor for a spiritual guide, like our own higher power, that can help us in our journey toward self-acceptance.

"I may not be perfect, but parts of me are excellent," writes author Ashleigh Brilliant. If we can be happy with this proud, funny boast then perhaps we can stop berating ourselves for our imperfections. If we dwell on our own contradictory impulses we give them too much importance, too much power.

Let me trust to my glimpses of harmony and wholeness and be grateful for the richness of my spirit.

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

From: Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation - Thought for the Day http://www.hazeldenbettyford.org/recovery/thought-for-the-day

Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Keep It Simple

The Twelve Step program is spiritual, based on action coming from love . . . Martha Cleveland

To be spiritual means to be an active person. It means spending time with others. It means sharing love. It means looking for ways to be more loving to others. It means looking for ways to make the world a better place. Step Three helps us to look at the world better. We turn our lives over to the care of our Higher Power. So Lets allow care to direct our lives. Let's always be asking ourselves, "Is what I'm doing something that shows care?"

Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, let me be active in a loving, caring way. Let the love in my heart be my guide.

Action for the Day: Today, I'll do something good for someone and keep it a secret.

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

We reviewed our fears thoroughly. We put them on paper, even though we had
no resentment in connection with them. We asked ourselves why we had them.
Wasn't it because self-reliance failed us?
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 68

Thought to Ponder . . .
We need trust to combat fear.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
F E A R = F
ace Everything And Recover

From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy AA-Alive.net)

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Up to the challenge
by Ralph Marston

You are up to the challenge. Just get started and you’ll see.

You are capable of doing more than you’ve discovered so far. Persist in giving focused, committed effort and watch as your strength and effectiveness grow.

This is no time to back down. This is your opportunity to move into a higher level of achievement.

Summon your strength and it will come. Lock your mind on a good solid reason to be willing, and act, act, act on that willingness.

Feel the strength of your purpose, of your life, of all you love. Let your moments, your actions, your results reveal that strength in valuable, life-affirming ways.

Fill every corner of your world with the feeling of how much you care, of how much you want to make a difference. With thankfulness in your heart step forward, for this is when great things get done.

From The Daily Motivator website at http://greatday.com/

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