pain

leaving – a guest meditation by Hillery

  “You will come to a place where the streets are not marked. Some windows are lighted.  But mostly they’re darked. A place you could sprain both your elbow and chin! Do you dare to stay out?  Do you dare to go in? How much can you lose? How much can you win? And IF…

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expectations – a meditation

  “When someone sees the same people every day, as had happened with him at the seminary, they wind up becoming a part of that person’s life. And then they want the person to change. If someone isn’t what others want them to be, the others become angry. Everyone seems to have a clear idea…

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love – a meditation

  Love is the extremely difficult realization that something other than oneself is real. Iris Murdoch For me, there are two places from which my actions can come: 1) fear or 2) love. Until I came to the program, I always acted out of fear. And that bred resentment and suffering until I was filled…

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change – a meditation

  Sometimes what you’re most afraid of doing is the very thing that will set you free. Robert Tew I do not like change. I know exactly why – it is because I grew up with the idea that the devil I know is better than the devil I don’t. But being in recovery, I no longer look for…

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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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