Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Prayer and Meditation

todAAy i AAM grAAteful & thAAnkful

for a good Step Eleven meeting yesterday. "Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out."

People discussed their experience with practicing this step in their own lives. Someone shared how they over-analyzed those words and how they made life more difficult. I like to keep things as simple as possible.

As I practice Step 11, I utilize Bill W's definition of humility (I use this often for many applications). "A clear recognition of what and who we really are, followed by a sincere attempt to become what we could be." Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, page 58

Connecting those thoughts and concepts means (to me) that I do my best with what I've been given. It means that I should do the next right thing in each and every situation as the day moves forward.

Every morning, I ask for guidance to do these things as I make a conscious contact with my HP.
Not difficult at all. As long as I remember to use these tools.

What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul.
- Yiddish proverb


Mary Christine said...

'Morning Dave.

Scott W said...

Step 11. Effective treatment for the insane alcoholic.

Tall Karen said...

Thanks for the reminder that the result of Step 11 is 'emotional stability'. Keepin' it simple today...in today only.

Steve E. said...

Sometimes my soul needs soap.

AND laughter.

diane d said...

Wonderful post! Thank you!

~ Tabitha ~ said...

wishing you an excellent day my friend! xo

Syd said...

Thanks Dave. Great post. I like the tools that you use to construct a good life.

Boston said...

oops - see scott's comment!