Daily Meditations

Buddhist Monk in Mountains

Put your intentions out there

April 15, 2017

Be clear on what you want. If you’re starting a business, taking a new job, learning a new skill, or beginning a relationship, state clearly to yourself what you’re looking…

Lessons on the Job

April 14, 2017

Often, the spiritual and recovery lessons we’re learning at work reflect the lessons we’re learning in other areas of our life. Often, the systems we’re attracted to in our working…

Say what your intentions are

April 13, 2017

Have you ever done anything deliberately to hurt someone, to get even with that person, or to gain revenge? Have you ever done anything subconsciously with intentions that weren’t noble?…

Opening Ourselves to Love

April 12, 2017

Allowing ourselves to receive love is one of the greatest challenges we face in recovery. Many of us have blocked ourselves from receiving love. We may have lived with people…

Solve the right problems

April 11, 2017

Are you solving the problems you want to solve, or the problems you think that you are supposed to solve? — Thom Rutledge Peter spent his days solving problems. He…

Coping with Stress

April 10, 2017

Inevitably, there are times of stress in our lives, no matter how long we’ve been in recovery. Sometimes, the stress is outside or around us. We’re feeling balanced, but our…

Discern what’s important

April 09, 2017

Above all I had learned to distinguish what was important in life and what was not. The important was often a handful of water, sometimes a protected bivouac site, a…

Waiting

April 08, 2017

Wait. If the time is not right, the way is not clear, the answer or decision not consistent, wait. We may feel a sense of urgency. We may want to…

Flip a coin

April 07, 2017

Flip a coin. . . . This is a secret technique of many prominent executives. Because sometimes it doesn’t matter what decision you make, as long as you make one.…

Deadlines

April 06, 2017

I don’t know whether I want in or out of this relationship. I’ve been struggling with it for months now. It’s not appropriate to let it hang indefinitely. I will…