gratitude

sponsor – a meditation

  The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it – basically because you feel good, when you are near or with them. Charles Bukowski When I came into the program for the first time, I was terrified of the idea of asking someone to be my Sponsor. I didn’t know…

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choice – a meditation

  The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. Ralph Waldo Emerson The word “decision” was a tricky one for me. It’s funny because I always thought I was great at deciding things. I decide very quickly that I do or don’t want something and whether or not I…

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imagine – a meditation

  Imagination should be used, not to escape reality, but to create it. Colin Wilson I used to spend my time using my imagination to escape from my life. There was so much judgment and anger and criticism that I was scared all the time. I used to read for hours. It was difficult for…

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beauty – a meditation

  Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. Confucius It is definitely hard for me to see beauty in things when I am feeling angry or hurt or scared. During those times, I can’t see past the end of my own nose, mostly. But that doesn’t mean the beauty isn’t there. My Higher Power…

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choice – a meditation

  Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself. Zen Proverb I have an amazing Sponsor. When I converse with her, I never feel judged, I feel safe, and I feel heard. But, most importantly, I never feel that she gives me advice or tells me what to do.  She does, however, share…

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