Daily Meditations

Buddhist Monk in Mountains

Duty – Day 2

August 14, 2022

Of course you’re feeling grumpy. You’re about to do something you’d rather not do. But once you get done feeling irritable, could you try to be a little lighthearted about…

Duty – Day 1

August 13, 2022

I was talking to a friend about something I didn’t want to do but believed I needed to do anyway. I was dreading it and feeling irritable. Often when we…

You’re learning something new

August 12, 2022

“What are we supposed to be looking for?” Stanley asked him. “You’re not looking for anything. You’re digging to build character.” . . . [Stanley] glanced helplessly at his shovel.…

Denial

August 11, 2022

Denial is fertile breeding ground for the behaviors we call codependent: controlling, focusing on others, and neglecting ourselves. Illness and compulsive or addictive behaviors can also emerge during denial. Denial…

Yes, you can

August 10, 2022

Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. — Step Two Oh, no. I couldn’t possibly do that. Well, maybe I could try. I…

The Grief Process

August 09, 2022

To let ourselves wholly grieve our losses is how we surrender to the process of life and recovery. Some experts, like Patrick Carnes, call the Twelve Steps “a program for…

Learn to say “I can”

August 08, 2022

“This is for you,” my friend said on my birthday. I opened the tiny box with that feeling most women get when they know they’re about to receive jewelry. I…

Transformation Through Grief

August 07, 2022

We’re striving for acceptance in recovery—acceptance of ourselves, our past, other people, and our present circumstances. Acceptance brings peace, healing, and freedom—the freedom to take care of ourselves. Acceptance is…

Practice awareness of God

August 06, 2022

I can remember the moment when I was willing to be truly vulnerable with life again. I was walking around in a beach town, talking to my friend. I was…

All Our Needs

August 05, 2022

And my God shall supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory. . . . — PHIL. 4:19 This verse has helped me many times. It has…