• kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 month ago

    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.