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.
Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.
Coming to my first meeting was an act of faith. I had no idea how it could help, but everything else I had tried was not working. I felt better at the end of the meeting. I did not know why. I could not explain it. But I continued to have faith in the process, I followed the steps, did what I heard from others, just took it on faith. And I got better. The situation that brought me to my knees did not get better right away, but I did.
A meditation for December 14, 2012
Continue reading “Faith”
Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.
Leonardo da Vinci
I have noticed that when I see myself as separate from the world around me, I lose my serenity. When I am feeling sad or angry, I am separating myself from what I perceive as “good” and believe I will not receive that to which I feel entitled. When I am feeling critical or anxious, I am separating myself from what I perceive as “bad” and try to fix the situation. Either way, I behave as though I am alone in the world. At times like this, I lose my serenity. In order to regain my serenity, I lovingly accept the world around me and take my place in it, rather than judge my surroundings as “good” or “bad”. When I do this, I no longer feel victimized by or responsible for all that goes on around me. Instead, I feel peace.
A meditation for December 13, 2012.
Continue reading “Connectedness”
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.