Take courage friends.
The way is often hard, the path is never clear,
and the stakes are very high.
For deep down, there is another truth:
you are not alone.
– Rev. Wayne Arnason
Today, I need to know that I am part of a loving community.
A meditation for December 16, 2012
Today, please say a quiet prayer of healing for
the children and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School
in Newtown, Connecticut, and their families and friends.
A meditation for December 15, 2012.
Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A meditation for December 12, 2012.
It's not having what you want
It's wanting what you haveSheryl Crow — Soak up the Sun
When I can love myself as I am, rather than longing for some future perfection;
When I can be comfortable in my own company, rather than needing others around me;
When I can find happiness within myself, rather than searching for someone else to supply it to me;
Then, I can soak up the sun.
A meditation for December 11, 2012.
Continue reading “Wanting what you have”
Please, God, let me be small and useful.
Today, I had an extremely busy day filled with presentations and meetings where I was the point person. Instinctively, I felt myself get anxious and, alas, start to lose my serenity. Thankfully, because of my work with the program, I was able to recognize it early on. I realized that with all the work, I started feeling like I had to make everything go smoothly and I had to make sure everyone was doing what I thought they needed to do, etc. And so I stopped everything, stepped outside, and prayed to my Higher Power to help me be “small and useful.” When afraid, I, often, find myself growing a bit too big for my britches and trying to take on the role of other people's Higher Power – especially when I feel something is important. I try to control other people or enable others through my codependent behavior. In those cases, it helps me to take a moment to meditate on and to remember to honor my Higher Power's will by trying to be small and useful to those around me, rather than large and manipulative.
A meditation for December 10, 2012