Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
I will radiate love and good will to others that I may open a channel for God’s love to come to all.
— Paramahansa Yogananda
Our spiritual well-being is hindered whenever we isolate ourselves, whenever we withhold our care and attention from the group or a friend. During these moments, our self-centeredness cuts off our connection to our Higher Power, causing peace to elude us and fear to set in.
The converse is also true. Whenever we selflessly express love and genuine concern for others, we can know the presence of God and can be exhilarated by that knowledge.
In this, we have freedom. No one else controls our thoughts or our decisions to give unconditional love and genuine attention to others. We are in charge. It is up to us to keep the channel to our Higher Power always open, always freely flowing. Our spiritual health is our responsibility and it’s an easy one to handle. The only requirement is that we offer love and good will to others.
I will enhance my spiritual health today by focusing my love on the women and men on my path so that I may feel God’s presence.
You are reading from the book:
In God’s Care by Karen Casey. © 1991 by Hazelden Foundation