It’s not really my job to force my conception of God on people, but it is my job to encourage people to find & follow their own conception. I have come to the realization that just believing that there is a God isn’t enough; I needed to consult with this Power & when led by It… I needed to follow, to the best of my ability. I needed to be honest with myself about it & I needed to stop justifying my wrongs & making up excuses. If I spent half as much time building my own conception of God as I spent trying to disprove God, I could have avoided a lot of suffering. The goal for today: find out what you really believe in… & put the effort into living up to it! Have a great day everybody!
In order to find the real Truth, we must possess these key elements: open-mindedness, humility, courage & confidence. I can’t let my preconceived ideas close my mind, but at the same time… I have to have enough confidence to stand my ground once I do find the Truth. I have to be humble enough to know that I don’t know everything & then even more humble in knowing that there is always more Truth even after I do find some. If we seek the Truth, we will find the Truth… but we mustn’t get cocky, because there is always more Truth. The goal for today: Let humility open your mind, let confidence lead you to courage & let the real Truth set you free! Have a great day everybody!
The 4th step of A.A. is about taking a “searching & fearless moral inventory of ourselves.” And in the beginning, it was the “of ourselves” part that I had the most trouble with. I had mastered the art of taking everybody else’s inventory. I was highly proficient in pointing out everyone’s mistakes except my own. Finding fault with everyone except myself taught me 2 things: 1) Pointing out your mistakes doesn’t correct mine. 2) Nothing is more freeing or liberating than admitting that “I” am my biggest problem. The goal for today: search fearlessly for my own mistakes… & be understanding & forgiving in regards to the mistakes of others! Have a great day everybody!
Indecision comes from fear. When my mind is clutter with fear, it can be extremely difficult to make sound decisions. This used to be very frustrating to me because I didn’t know that fear was causing it… I thought I just sucked at making decisions. For example: did you ever hear someone say “my picker is broken” in regards to their choice of partners? Well, their picker isn’t really broken… they’re just scared & that fear clouds their judgement. The goal for today: know that helping others clears the mind, then the Truth appears & wipes away our fears… & that’s when our decision making processes can function properly & become more reliable. Have a great day everybody!
I want you to feel loved today, so I am going to share with you the secret to feeling loved that I have found. I have searched high & low… near & far. I have searched in churches, schools & social circles. I have tried to get the feeling from people, places & things. Every time I would get a slight feeling of it, I would try to hoard it, contain it & hang onto it. But now I have finally found the secret! It is an ancient secret, a complex equation, a paradoxical event, a mystery for the ages… a riddle seldom solved. And after all of that, here is the secret to feeling loved… GIVE IT! The goal for today: stop trying to get love… give it & see what real Love feels like! Have a great day everybody!
If there is a God… would He want me to act out of fear or Purity? If there is a God… would He prefer that I be dishonest or Honest? If there is a God… how would He want me to live, selfishly or Unselfishly? If there is a God… would He have me fill my heart with resentment or Love? I’m pretty sure that we all know what the Right answers are to all of these questions… & it might be time for us all to start trying our best to live by them. The goal for today: let God remove your fear… tell yourself & others the Truth… care more about others than you do yourself… & top it all off with Love, understanding & forgiveness. Why? Because it’s the Right thing to do! Have a great day everybody!
Fear is not normal & natural, it’s not human nature… it is a learned trait & therefore, it can be unlearned. Babies aren’t born afraid… they aren’t embarrassed or afraid to be naked or to need help. They don’t come out of the womb thinking things like “What if these people don’t like me?” or “what if I’m not good enough?” Babies enter into the world as Pure Love… & that’s why when Jesus was asked “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” he replied… “The little children.” The goal for today: we need to work on getting back to our real roots, our true human nature; we need to get back to Purity of motives, internal Honesty, absolute Unselfishness & unconditional Love! Have a great day everybody!