gratitude

listen – a meditation

  Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. Stephen Convey Every time that I listen to someone speak about his/her feelings and start forming a reply before this person has finished talking, I realize I am not allowing the person the right or dignity of…

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pace – a meditation

  Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. Lao Tzu My favorite part of that quote is “yet everything is accomplished.” I am a “hurry-er.” I hurry up and get there so that I can I hurry up and wait. I hurry up and finish my work so that I can hurry up and…

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freedom – a meditation

  Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it. Roald Dahl This quote doesn’t resonate with me – that’s what I think is so great about it. When I joined the program of recovery that I am in, I didn’t walk into it thinking “This is going to work and everything is going…

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self – a meditation

  Today, like every other day, we wake up empty and scared. Don’t open the door to the study and begin reading. Take down the dulcimer. Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground. Rumi Today, like many other days, I woke up…

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timing – a meditation

  Everything you need will come to you at the perfect time.   Sometimes, I wonder how my life would be different if I had come to my program of recovery months, years, or even decades, sooner. But when I take a moment to really think about it, I realize that nothing would be different….

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