Daily Meditations

Buddhist Monk in Mountains

Live in harmony

August 05, 2021

When I began practicing aikido—a martial art based on nonresistance and harmony—I discovered how much resistance I still had. The more I tried to relax and practice nonresistance, the more…

Competition between Martyrs

August 04, 2021

“Yes, I know your spouse is an alcoholic, but my son is an alcoholic, and that’s different. That’s worse!” My pain is greater than yours! What an easy trap that…

Your attitude is contagious

August 03, 2021

“I like skydiving with Todd,” Pat said. “He’s got such a good attitude. When you’re in the air with him, no matter what happens, you just get the feeling that…

Letting Go of Timing

August 02, 2021

When the time is right, child. When the time is right. How often have we heard those words—from a friend, a sponsor, our Higher Power? We want things so badly—that…

Relax and flow

August 01, 2021

I visited the Hoover Dam in Nevada some time ago and marveled at its construction and purpose. Here was a huge structure that had been built into a canyon to…

Hanging on to Old Relationships

July 31, 2021

We want to travel baggage-free on this journey. It makes the trip easier. Some of the baggage we can let go of is lingering feelings and unfinished business with past…

Relaxing will help your work

July 30, 2021

Joe is a professional chef. He started working in kitchens before he was in his teens. Gradually, he worked his way up from washing dishes until he found himself running…

Stop defending yourself

July 28, 2021

Do you walk around wearing a suit of armor? Often, if we were hurt as children or hurt frequently as adults, we put on a suit of emotional armor to…

Moving Forward

July 27, 2021

Much as we would like, we cannot bring everyone with us on this journey called recovery. We are not being disloyal by allowing ourselves to move forward. We don’t have…

Let go of guilt

July 26, 2021

Guilt is a rock. It lies in the pit of our stomachs and keeps us awake at night. All of our muscles work overtime just to carry it around, and…