Willing to Let Go

DR “Sacrifice is the art of giving of myself freely, allowing humility to replace my ego.”

My resistance to compromise or sacrifice is a distorted ego. I believe that my plan is more important than God’s will. This is obviously not the truth. Today I am willing to let go of my self-serving plan in place of a plan from a power greater than myself! iLmL

- RichieB


“Through prayer and meditation, I open channels, then I establish and improve my conscious contact with God. Through action I then receive the power I need to maintain my sobriety each day. By maintaining my spiritual condition, by giving away what has been so freely given me, I am granted a daily reprieve.” – Drop the Rock

The daily goal in a nutshell! There is a simple equation for a great life – prayer & meditation play a big role in it. Today I have been granted a reprieve. HOLLER! iLmL

- RichieB

More, More, More

“… we were prodded by unreasonable fears or anxieties into making a life business of winning, fame, money and what we thought was leadership. So false pride became the reverse side of that ruinous coin marked “Fear”. 12&12

It’s easy to get lost in the pursuit of more. More money. More notoriety. More respect. More security. It’s also easy to let fear of not having enough, or losing things, compel me to put money above all else. When I do, I know I’m off course. If I put my program first and diligently stay in the solution, connecting with Source, my fear and need for more disappears & I am absolutely taken care of. Today I having a loving power that I really do trust. ILML!

- JamesQ

Shoot for Optimism

“… much of my extra weight comes from the expectations I have for myself to be more.”
– Dr. Amy Johnson, TinyBuddah.com

Being optimistic is one of the underlying foundations of my success in life. I shoot for the stars and stay optimistic. But expectation lay just beyond optimism, and when I’m not careful, my optimism gets replaced by expectation. If I get what I want, great. If I don’t, I’m destined for an emotional hangover – closed off to future abundance. So today I’ll shoot for optimism and embrace life, whatever the outcome is, knowing more abundance is always heading my way, provided I stay open to it. ILML!

- JamesQ

Can Change – Can’t Change

“Fear is the energy that activates my character defects… What triggers my fear…? Trying to control… I make a list, with one column titled “can change” and another titled “can’t change.” – Hope For Today 8/15

I read this with my Sponsee Richie yesterday and it makes a lot of sense. If I find myself struggling, I’ll whip out my pen, make these two lists, direct my attention to the “Can Change List” and give my HP the “Can’t Change List”. Just one more tool to invite serenity back in. ILML!

- JamesQ

The Winning Side

“… until you heal the wounds of the past, you will continue to bleed…” – Iyanla Vanzant’s Yesterday, I Cried

That’s the beauty of steps 4-9. When used as a daily tool they are a formula to heal all pain quickly and stay healthy. Burying pain only leads to bleeding ulcers from suppressing my dis-ease. Left unchecked it grows into an emotional and physical cancer. But when I acknowledge & accept that I am hurt, then take action to resolve it with my program tools and HP, I stop the bleeding, often before it starts. Magically, once again, I join the winning side and, again, get to love my life!

Miracle Grow

“Where there is hatred, let me sow love”. – Excerpt from the Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi out of the 12 Step Prayer Book

When it comes right down to it, if this is my real true goal, to always bring love, not just where there is hatred but into every action, word and thought I have, I can continue to skyrocket through this amazing life I’ve been given. Love is the miracle grow for this life beyond my wildest dreams. I hope I never stop spreading it around. ILML!