Daily Meditations

Buddhist Monk in Mountains

Negotiating Conflicts

February 19, 2017

Recovery is about more than walking away. Sometimes it means learning to stay and deal. It’s about building and maintaining relationships that work. — BEYOND CODEPENDENCY Problems and conflicts are…

Pray and manifest your power

February 18, 2017

The Sufis have a saying: Praise Allah, and tie your camel to a post. This brings together both parts of practice: pray, yes, but also make sure that you do…

Acceptance

February 17, 2017

Surrender to the moment. Ride it out and through, for all it’s worth. Throw yourself into it. Stop resisting. So much of our anguish is created when we are in…

Learn to say “yes”

February 16, 2017

Learn to say yes, and mean it. How long has it been since you’ve said yes to someone in your life? Yes, I’d like to do that. Yes, that sounds…

Facing Our Darker Side

February 15, 2017

Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. — STEP FOUR OF AL-ANON By the time we get to the Fourth of the Twelve Steps, we are ready to…

Learn to say “what”

February 14, 2017

It was one of those luxurious mornings. The surf was pounding—just loud enough to be heard. We stood on the balcony, watching the rising tide. “Its rhythms vary so much,”…

Going Easy

February 13, 2017

Go easy. You may have to push forward, but you don’t have to push so hard. Go in gentleness, go in peace. Do not be in so much of a…

Change what you can

February 12, 2017

There are times when it’s best to say whatever and times when it’s best to say enough. Be aware of the differences in these times, and be ready to say…

Finances

February 11, 2017

Taking financial responsibility for ourselves is part of recovery. Some of us may find ourselves in hard financial times for a variety of reasons. Our recovery concepts, including the Steps,…

Go with the flow

February 10, 2017

I was standing in my kitchen, many years ago, cooking Thanksgiving dinner. The children were racing around the house. I was expecting company. Dinner wasn’t coming out the way I’d…