Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.
–Tao Te Ching
Working the Twelve Steps is the process of being and becoming. It is finding, knowing, and accepting who we are. It is having the willingness to fall down, stumble around, and make mistakes. It is being in tune with the constant process of death and rebirth that is part of life’s rhythm.
Each of us has an internal timetable. The rhythm of our spirit. Discovering what it is and living according to its direction can bring us untold serenity and joy. It also brings us energy, because we’re not fighting ourselves and reality. So often, we are our own worst enemy. But to face who we are and to learn from it is to be created anew. In the process, we discover our own truths. Maybe that’s part of what a spiritual awakening is — seeing the truth in a new way.
Living according to the guidance of our spirit and in harmony with our body, mind, and emotions is a solitary journey, but one that brings us close to other people and to life. It takes patience, and it brings true peace.
I am able to trust that in my recovery I am learning new things, as I need to learn them, I am comfortable with the pace of my recovery.
You are reading from the book:
Answers in the Heart © 1989 by P. Williamson and S. Kiser