Step 4

God of our Understanding – Episode 143

What did you think when you saw the word “God” in the 12 steps? Did you think you would be forced to believe in some particular religion? Or did you think you couldn’t find help because you didn’t believe in God? Two speakers from a NA convention share their experience finding a God of their…

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the Fourth Step – a meditation

  The more you love your decisions, the less you need others to love them. This quote, I feel, captures the essence of my low self-esteem and lack of self-trust. I sought the approval of others because I did not love myself. I sought the advice and direction of others because I did not trust…

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blessing – a meditation

  Every experience, no matter how bad it is, holds within it a blessing of some kind. The goal is to find it. Buddha Recently, I thought I have been struggling with acceptance because of a loved one’s addiction and denial. My program has taught me that it is not up to me to classify…

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living fully here and now – a meditation

  We are not to retreat from life, pinning our hopes on ‘elsewhere,’ but to know that we will come to that final destination best by living fully here and now, be it through joy, or pain, or a mix of both. – Madeleine L’Engle, The Rock That Is Higher I spent much of my…

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perspective – a meditation

  The tiny seed knew that in order to grow, it needed to be dropped in dirt, covered in darkness, and struggle to reach the light.   I think it is easy to see struggles and difficulties in our lives as troublesome and not want them because they are a source of discomfort. However, I…

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