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Sept. 8, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: Today’s Gift from Hazelden

Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015

Today’s thought from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:

Life moves forward

The past is past. Over. Finished. Our job is to move with the flow of the present. We are propelled by what went before, but we do not try to swim against the current of our present lives by regretting or yearning for old times.

Each day of recovery releases us from the past and gives us a fresh start. We can put behind us the misery of compulsive behavior – we certainly don’t yearn to re-experience that! Though the good times of the past will stay in our memories, our minds need to be focused on the present.

Recovery also readies us for the future: We don’t fear what lies ahead, since it is in the hands of our Higher Power. Our task is to earnestly seek to know and do our Higher Power’s will for us today so that we will keep moving with the stream of goodness that wends through our lives. Trust and confidence support us as we face forward.

Working my program today keeps me steady in the present and ready for the future.

You are reading from the book:

Inner Harvest by Elisabeth L.

This book is now out of print and no longer available to purchase. Inner Harvest by Elisabeth L. © 1990 by Hazelden Foundation

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