Daily Meditations

Buddhist Monk in Mountains

Learn when to say “no” and “yes”

April 17, 2021

Read the following sentences out loud. “No.” “No, this doesn’t work for me.” “No, thank you. This doesn’t feel right to me.” “No. This isn’t right for me at this…

Control

April 16, 2021

Many of us have been trying to keep the whole world in orbit with sheer and forceful application of mental energy. What happens if we let go, if we stop…

Know when to say “no”

April 15, 2021

Saying no is another way of saying when. For some of us, the hardest word in the language to speak is the short, simple word no. Instead of saying no,…

Freedom from Compulsive Disorders

April 14, 2021

Thank you for keeping me straight yesterday. Please help me stay straight today.—PARAPHRASED FROM ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS When I first began my recovery from codependency, I was furious about having to…

Say when it’s too much

April 13, 2021

I was sitting at the bus stop many years ago watching impatiently for the bus. I had been patient for so long—taking the bus to the grocery store, lugging big…

Freedom from Self-Seeking

April 12, 2021

Please free my thinking of self-will, self-seeking, dishonesty, and wrong motives.—PARAPHRASED FROM ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS There is a difference between owning our power to take care of ourselves, as part of…

Say when it’s enough

April 11, 2021

“Say when,” my friend says as she refills my glass, meaning she wants me to tell her when I have enough juice. Saying when is a simple idea that we…

Our Higher Power

April 10, 2021

For the next twenty-four hours . . . In recovery, we live life one day at a time, an idea requiring an enormous amount of faith. We refuse to look…

Learn to say “when”

April 09, 2021

Chip turned the rented four-wheel drive Chevy Blazer off the road and into an open field. The three of us, Chip, Andy, and myself, were in Florida on a spur-of-the-moment…

Recovery Prayer

April 08, 2021

This prayer is based on a section of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous: Thank you for keeping me straight yesterday. Please help me stay straight today. For the next…