Thursday, March 7, 2013
Plant the seed of desire in your mind and it forms a nucleus with power to attract to itself everything needed for its fulfillment. --Robert Collier
Everything I need shall be provided today. Everything. Say it, until you believe it. Say it at the beginning of the day. Say it throughout the day.
Sometimes, it helps to know what we want and need. But if we don't, we can trust that the Universe does.
When we ask, trust, and believe that our needs will be met, our needs will be met. Sometimes our Higher Power cares about the silliest little things, if we do.
Today, I will affirm that my needs will be met. I will affirm that my Higher Power cares and is the Source of my supply. Then I will let go and see that what I have risked to believe is the truth.
From The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie ©
Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Keep It Simple
What a strange pattern the shuttle of life can weave. --Frances Marion
Each experience we have plays its part in the total picture of our lives. The steps we have taken, the path we travel today, and our direction tomorrow are not by chance. There is a pattern. We each have a destiny. We may have veered off the path in the past, and we may veer off it again. But we'll be guided back, and our paths intersect. None of us is traveling alone. We have each other and the creative force that is at the helm.
When we look around us and reflect on how our lives are influenced by the persons close to us, we become aware that our presence affects their lives as well. Most of us could never have predicted the events that have influenced us. Nor can we anticipate what the future may hold. We can be certain, however, that we are safe; a power greater than ourselves is orchestrating our affairs.
There were times we feared we'd never survive an experience. Perhaps we still struggle with fears about new experiences. But every experience adds a necessary thread to the pattern our life is weaving. We have the gift of reflection. We can understand, today, the importance of particular events of the past. Next month, next year, we'll understand today.
Action for the Day: I shall enjoy the richness of today. My life is weaving an intricate, necessary pattern that is uniquely mine.
Gradually, in a manner I cannot explain,
I began to re-examine the beliefs I had thought beyond criticism.
Almost imperceptibly my whole attitude toward life underwent a silent revolution.
I lost many worries and gained confidence. . .
A belief in the basic spirituality of life has grown
and with it belief in a supreme and guiding power for good.
- Experience, Strength and Hope, p. 107
Thought to Ponder . . .
We are in charge of our attitudes.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
A A = Altered Attitudes.
Make it your business
You’re not stuck where you are unless you choose to be. On any day, at any moment, in any situation, you can change.
If you’re moving too fast, you can slow down. If you’re going too slow, you can speed things up.
No matter how many times you’ve made the same mistake, you can choose not to make it again. No matter how often you’ve sabotaged your own efforts, you can make the choice to go ahead and succeed in those efforts.
The outside factors may be quite significant and burdensome, yet they are not what keep you stuck. The thing that truly keeps you stuck is your refusal to make the necessary effort to move forward.
Yes, it can be difficult to make progress, and yet in that difficulty is much of the value of the progress you seek. Stop making excuses and start living that value.
Choose to take responsibility, to take the initiative, and to take action. Make it your business to make real progress, and you will.
— Ralph Marston