Daily Meditations

Buddhist Monk in Mountains

Vulnerability

January 13, 2018

I’ve learned that the more vulnerable I allow myself to be, the more in control of myself I really am. — ANONYMOUS Many of us feel that we can only…

Push against the wind

January 12, 2018

One day at the drop zone, I began working with a new skydiving coach, John. We were on the ground, rehearsing the moves we were going to make during free-fall…

Owning Our Power in Relationships

January 11, 2018

So much of what I call my codependency is fear and panic because I spent so much of my life feeling abused, trapped, and not knowing how to take care…

Gratitude is larger than life

January 10, 2018

One day, a friend called me on the phone. He was going through a difficult time and wondering if and when things would ever turn around and improve. I knew…

In-Between

January 09, 2018

Sometimes, to get from where we are to where we are going, we have to be willing to be in-between. One of the hardest parts of recovery is the concept…

Learn to say “thanks”

January 08, 2018

This is my favorite story about letting go. Although some of you may already be familiar with it (I told it in Codependent No More), I’m going to tell it…

Sweet Surrender – Day 7

January 07, 2018

See how good it feels to be finally home? See how magical and interesting life can be when we get out of our way? And out of God’s way? We…

Sweet Surrender – Day 6

January 06, 2018

It’s kind of nice to know we’re not in this thing alone. Gratitude Focus: Instead of beating our head against the wall, let’s practice gratitude for all the situations that…

Sweet Surrender – Day 5

January 05, 2018

“Get out of your own way.” “Just surrender control.” “You can’t do anything about it, so stop trying.” Well-meaning friends may see what our problem is—even if we can’t—and give…

Sweet Surrender – Day 4

January 04, 2018

“How are you today,” the young man behind the counter at the fast-food chicken shack asked. “Not good,” I said. “What’s the matter?” he said. I didn’t know what the…