Monthly: August 2018

Self-Value

August 31, 2018

We have a real life of our own. Yes, we do. That empty feeling, that sense that everyone except us has a life—an important life, a valuable life, a better…

Acceptance

August 29, 2018

A magical potion is available to us today. That potion is called acceptance. We are asked to accept many things: ourselves, as we are; our feelings, needs, desires, choices, and…

Let enlightenment come

August 28, 2018

Sometimes, the harder we try to see a lesson, the more lost and confused we become. “What does it mean?” we ask, squinting at the problem. Relax. Let go of…

Remember to Be Happy

August 28, 2018

The sign hangs on the wall of a bagel shop: “Don’t forget to be happy.” Sometimes we get so bogged down in dealing with feelings, issues, problems—the realities and details…

Meditation and Prayer

August 27, 2018

The Eleventh Step asks us to meditate as a route to improving our conscious contact with God. Meditation is different than obsessing or worrying. Obsession and worrying are fear connections.…

Be aware of the illusion of control

August 26, 2018

Remember how it feels when we try to control someone else. “I was driving down the road one day behind a car that I decided was driving too slowly,” a…

Step Eleven

August 25, 2018

Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry…

Be aware of how you feel

August 24, 2018

What happened today? How did you feel about it? Just like all those stuffed feelings from childhood that we could not deal with then, any feelings that we repress or…

Clarity

August 23, 2018

I know better than to not trust God. But sometimes, I forget that. When we are in the midst of an experience, it is easy to forget that there is…