gratitude – a meditation

 

One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.

Sigmund Freud

When I am struggling with something today, it is so easy for me to get caught up in my fears and suffering and start questioning “why me?” As I have grown and progressed in recovery, I have recently realized that every time I am in fear or in pain, it mirrors some issues or circumstances from my past that I have not yet worked through.Today, when I find myself in a painful situation, I realize that my Higher Power is not punishing me or toying with me. Instead, I realize my Higher Power is giving me an opportunity to heal from old wounds by presenting me with the opportunity to work through the situation again. Though it is a struggle and very difficult to actually work through these issues, looking back on my recovery, I find those times that I was working through issues to be the times for which I was the most grateful, for those were the times that provide me with the strength I need for today.

A meditation for May 08, 2013.


Reminds Me of You – Van Morrison

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