MARCH 6 Reflection for the Day
There is no advantage, no profit, and certainly no growth when I deceive myself merely to escape the consequences of my own mistakes. When I realize this, I know I’ll be making progress. “We must be true inside, true to ourselves, before we can know a truth that is outside us,” wrote Thomas Merton in No Man Is an Island. “But we make ourselves true inside by manifesting the truth as we see it.”
Am I true to myself?
Today I Pray
May I count on my Higher Power to help me carry out the truth as I see it. May I never duck a consequence again. Consequence-ducking became a parlour game for addictive gamblers like me, until we lost all sense of relationship between action and outcome. Now that I am healing, please God, restore my balance.
Today I Will Remember
Match the act with the consequence.
March 7 Reflection for the Day
It’s time for me to realize that my attitude – towards the life I’m living and the people in it – can have a tangible, measurable and profound effect on what happens to me day by day. If I expect good, then good will surely come to me.
And if I try each day to base my attitude and point of view on a sound spiritual foundation, I know it will change all the circumstances of my life for the better, too.
Do I accept the fact that I have been given only a daily reprieve that is contingent on the maintenance of my spiritual condition?
Today I Pray
Since my illness was spiritual – as well as emotional – may I mend spiritually through daily contact with God. May I find a corner of quiet within me where I can spend a few moments with God. May God’s will be known to me.
Today I will Remember.
To spend a quiet moment with God.