Daily Meditations

Buddhist Monk in Mountains

Say when it’s time to focus

July 13, 2017

I was getting ready to make a skydive. I had a lot going on at the time—problems with construction workers, some phone calls I needed to make. “Put it all…

Letting Go of Self-Doubt

July 12, 2017

A married woman who had recently joined Al-Anon called me one afternoon. She worked part-time as a registered nurse, had assumed all the responsibilities for raising her two children, and…

Say when it’s not right for you

July 11, 2017

Not all doors that open up are good for us to walk through. Sometimes, we’re in that dark corridor, and no doors or windows are open. Then, a crack of…

Recognizing Choices

July 10, 2017

We have choices, more choices than we let ourselves see. We may feel trapped in our relationships, our jobs, our life. We may feel locked into behaviors—such as caretaking or…

Go through the door that’s open

July 09, 2017

Sometimes, doors close in our lives. No matter how badly we want something, no matter how hard we’ve tried, no matter how much we want to pursue a particular course…

Gossip

July 08, 2017

Intimacy is that warm gift of feeling connected to others and enjoying our connection to them. As we grow in recovery, we find that gift in many, sometimes surprising places.…

Loving Ourselves Unconditionally

July 06, 2017

Love yourself into health and a good life of your own. Love yourself into relationships that work for you and the other person. Love yourself into peace, happiness, joy, success,…

Say when it’s time to begin

July 05, 2017

I have a friend who is always planning to start a writing project “as soon as she gets organized.” She has read nearly every book, attended every seminar, and bought…

Letting the Cycles Flow

July 04, 2017

Life is cyclical, not static. Our relationships benefit when we allow them to follow their own natural cycles. Like the tide ebbs and flows, so do the cycles in relationships.…