Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 4-4-2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Today's Gift

What is obvious to me is that we did not create ourselves... life is something inside of you. You did not create it. Once you understand that, you are in a spiritual realm. —Virginia Satir

We do not belong to ourselves, but to the universe. No one planned to come into existence; we just happened to find ourself here. We are the expressions of a life force whose beginnings are in the forgotten past. What does this mean on a practical level for how we will live today? For one thing, maybe we don't need to take ourselves so seriously. And we certainly are not to judge our existence. We have a right to be here, just as everyone does.

We can live this day fully and not hold ourselves back. We may work hard, play, and enjoy it. We need not rein in or attempt to control this force, which so far exceeds our individual powers. Rather, today we can learn to flow with the current.

Today, may I remember my Higher Power is within every cell of my being, whether I notice it or not.

From Touchstones: A Book of Daily Meditations for Men ©

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

One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone. --Ida Scott Taylor

It's not always easy to understand that the day stretching before us is all that counts. Daydreaming about the party last week, or getting upset all over again about a fight we had yesterday with a friend doesn't help us right now. When our minds are on the past, we miss out on the conversation or the activity that is going on around us.

Every moment of the day is special, and guaranteed to help us grow and understand life. All of us have been taught to pay attention in school, or to pay attention when others talk to us. But we should also pay attention to the birds, the sky, even the grass. And we can learn a lot by paying attention to the conversations going on around us, and to the small voice inside us that helps us know right from wrong.

Action for the Day: What's going on today is enough to pay attention to. I will pay attention to what is around me today.

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

Solid Ground
But be sure you are on solid spiritual ground before you start and that your motive
in going is thoroughly good. Do not think of what you will get out of the occasion.
Think of what you can bring to it. But if you are shaky, you had better work with
another alcoholic instead!
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p 102

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

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
S O B E R = S
piritually On Beam; Everything's Right

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

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Rise above all that
by Ralph Marston

The burden is heavy. You can carry it.

Life is unfair. You can deal with it.

The pain is great. You can bear it.

The best way forward is not blame, self-pity, despair. The best way forward is decisive, positive, committed, sustained action.

You complain that you can’t, but you can. And it’s really not as hard as you imagine it to be.

Life can be difficult, yet you can be stronger. Rise above all that, and give life the effort and love it deserves.

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

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