meditation

grieving small things – a meditation

  I am invited to grieve with every change in life. Often I ignore the invitation, deciding the particular change is “no big deal” or telling myself “I can handle this.” Sometimes the culmination of all the “little” changes I haven’t addressed hits me all at once. I find myself overreacting to a person or…

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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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forcing solutions – a meditation

  Calvin: You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don’t help. Hobbes: Well, you’ve done all you can do. Calvin & Hobbes I love this quote because, for one, it’s Calvin & Hobbes. And, two, it’s so true for my life now that I am in recovery. In the past, when I…

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Father – a meditation

  My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me. — Jim Valvano I am a father. When my children were young, I tried to shape their values and their beliefs, in the hope that they would become people I could be proud of. As they grew, they…

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grace – a meditation

  There is a loveliness to life that does not fade. Even in the terrors of the night, there is a tendency toward grace that does not fail us. Robert Goolrick, The End of the World as We Know It: Scenes from a Life I think, deep down, when a situation happens, I always know…

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