Tuesday, March 11, 2014
You cannot let go of anything if you cannot notice that you are holding it. Admit your 'weaknesses' and watch them morph into your greatest strengths. -Neale Donald Walsch
Letting Go of Confusion
Sometimes, the way is not clear.
Our minds get clouded, confused. We aren't certain what our next step should be, what it will look like, what direction we are headed.
This is the time to stop, ask for guidance, and rest. That is the time to let go of fear. Wait. Feel the confusion and chaos, and then let it go. The path will show itself. The next step shall be revealed. We don't have to know now. We will know in time. Trust that. Let go and trust.
Today, I will wait if the way is not clear. I will trust that out of the chaos will come clarity.
From The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie ©
Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Keep It Simple
Author and Unity minister Eric Butterworth gave a 15-minute radio talk every day for over 30 years, during which he inspired countless millions with illuminating ideas. When someone asked Dr. Butterworth how he was able to come up with a unique address for such a long time, he answered, “I just do one at a time. Sometimes I sit down to write a week’s worth of talks, and the prospect seems overwhelming. Then I remember that I just have to write one. So I write what is most alive within me at that moment, and when I am done, I ask myself what is stimulating to me now. Before I know it, they are all done.”
I have written a dozen books in 15 years. If at the outset someone had told me I would do that, or asked me to take on such a project, there is no way I would have agreed. But each book showed up in its own time, along with the energy and enthusiasm to make it happen. Somehow they add up.
If you feel overwhelmed with projects or responsibilities, ask yourself, “What do I really need to attend to right now?” Then handle the project at hand as if it is the only one. You will have a lot more fun thinking of it in that way, and you will be amazed at how the bowling pins fall one after another if you focus on what can be done in the moment. Our Higher Power never requires anything of us that is beyond our capacity to perform. The secret is to forge the chain one link at a time.
Prayer for the Day: Show me how to live one day at a time. I will do what I can with joy and enthusiasm, and trust You to do what I cannot.
Action for the Day: Now is my moment. I do my best and leave the rest to my Higher Power.
One Day At A Time
I've found that my experience can be of help to other people.
I have come to believe that hard times are not just meaningless suffering
and that something good might turn up at any moment.
That's a big change for someone who used to come to in the morning feeling sentenced to another day of life.
When I wake up today, there are lots of possibilities. I can hardly wait to see what's going to happen next.
I keep coming back because it works.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 374
Thought to Ponder . . .
That light at the end of the tunnel may be you.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
K C B = Keep Coming Back.
Live your life
Actual problems are problem enough. Don’t let yourself be stopped by the mere possibility of problems.
Go ahead and live your life in the way you choose. Though the challenges and setbacks will come along, you have what it takes to deal with them as they appear.
Instead of being intimidated by what might go wrong, let yourself be inspired by all that can go right. Make the choice to live the best life you can imagine, and make the commitment to put forth whatever effort is required for that.
Let the resistance you encounter serve as confirmation that you’re moving forward. Let the problems keep you motivated to fulfill your most treasured dreams.
Live your life, today, right now, with the passion, attention and love it deserves. Embrace the abundance and add your own special meaning to it all.
Remind yourself of what a truly great opportunity you have with the dawning of every single day. You have the miraculous gift of life, with its limitless possibilities, so live it with purpose, courage, richness and joy.
— Ralph Marston