Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Work-In: Daily Motivation 6-15-2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017
Today's Gift

For many years I was so flexible I didn't know who I was, and now that I'm discovering who I am, I think, "OK, I know where I stand on that issue. Now on to the next one." But I have to remind myself that all issues are interrelated--no one is separate. —Kathleen Casey Theisen

Today flows from yesterday, the day before, the day before that. Tomorrow repeats the pattern. What we are given on any one day will have its beginning in the past and its finale in the future. No incident is isolated entirely; no issue is self-contained.

Maturity is being able to let go of outgrown attitudes, stifling opinions, no matter how good and right they were at one time. Our egos often get too attached to some of our opinions, and new ideas can't filter in. Some will try to get our attention today. We are ready for new growth. The choice not to hamper it is ours to make.

The opinions we held certain yesterday may not be adequate to the problems of today. They need not be. They served us well. They are not for naught.

Today's issues need today's fresh responses. I will be unafraid. Today flows from yesterday, the day before, and the day before that. Tomorrow follows suit.

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

The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt. --Max Lerner

When we consider all of the troubles and crises in our lives and all of the scrapes we've gotten into, we might feel overwhelmed. With what we have gone through, it seems miraculous for many of us to be here today. When we stop feeling sorry for ourselves and when we stop complaining about the unfairness of it all, we may get a new insight: "I have survived!"

We see the strength and persistence, which brought us through the toughest times we have known. Even when some of us did not know it, we were being carried along by our Higher Power. We can draw strength from that knowledge. We can remind ourselves today that, knowing what we have lived through with the help of our Higher Power, we can deal with anything to come.

Action for the Day: I am grateful to my Higher Power for help in surviving the hard times in life.

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

One Day At A Time

A Lifetime Process
We were having trouble with personal relationships, we couldn’t control our emotional natures, we were a prey to misery and depression, we couldn’t make a living, we had a feeling of uselessness, we were full of fear, we were unhappy, we couldn’t seem to be of real help to other people. . .
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 52

Thought to Ponder . . .
Recovery is not an event; it is a process.

AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
A A = A
ltered Attitudes

From: AA Thought for the Day (courtesy

Daily Motivation

Excerpt of The Daily Motivator

Proceed in peace
by Ralph Marston

Under all your feelings is the truth of peace. Allow each feeling to come, let each feeling go, and peace rises to the surface.

The problem is not the problem. The problem is when you wrap yourself around it so tightly.

Know and trust that you can be fully aware of and involved in the situation, without being consumed by it. Keep yourself connected to the peace that lives at the heart of who you are.

Get out into life and do great things every day. In all that doing, choose to ground your actions and reactions in peaceful presence.

Frustrations, complexity, confusion, conflicts, distractions show up at an infuriating pace. Feel their energy, then let the feelings go, and proceed in peace.

Proceed in peace, and stay true to your values, your purpose, to all you love. Proceed in peace, and enable yourself to continue making a powerful, positive difference.

From The Daily Motivator website at

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