Daily Meditations

Buddhist Monk in Mountains

Owning Our Power

July 06, 2020

There is one feeling we need to pay particular attention to in recovery: feeling victimized. We do not need to become comfortable with that feeling. How do we feel when…

Let go of the past

July 05, 2020

I was sitting outside on the patio one morning. A foggy mist gently covered the peaks of the Ortega Mountain Range. The birds were singing. My mind wandered back to…

Gratitude

July 04, 2020

Sometimes in life, things happen too fast. We barely solve one problem when two new problems surface. We’re feeling great in the morning, but we’re submerged in misery by nightfall.…

Relax. You’ll figure it out

July 03, 2020

Let the answers come naturally. Have you ever gone into a room to get something and by the time you got there, you forgot what you went to get? Often…

Acting As If

July 02, 2020

The behavior we call “acting as if” can be a powerful recovery tool. Acting as if is a way to practice the positive. It’s a positive form of pretending. It’s…

Drop it

July 01, 2020

How do you let go? I just can’t let go? It’s impossible to let go of this. These are thoughts that may run through our minds when we worry, dwell,…

Prayer

June 30, 2020

As a matter of fact, prayer is the only real action in the full sense of the word, because prayer is the only thing that changes one’s character. A change…

Discipline yourself to let go

June 29, 2020

It may sound odd, but the way to give up being over controlled is to become more disciplined about letting go. — Stella Resnick, The Pleasure Zone I was sitting…

Standing Up for Ourselves

June 28, 2020

We learn some behaviors have self-defeating consequences, while others have beneficial consequences. We learn we have choices. — BEYOND CODEPENDENCY It is so easy to come to the defense of…

Integrity – Day 7

June 27, 2020

When we can’t control anything or anyone around us, we can gain a sense of control by living with integrity. Figure out what you need to do to take care…