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Daily Meditation ~ Making Life Easier

Life doesn't have to be hard.

Yes, there are times we need to endure, struggle through, and rely on our survival skills. But we don't have to make life, growth, recovery, change, or our day-to-day affairs that hard all the time.

Having life be that hard is a remnant of our martyrdom, a leftover from old ways of thinking, feeling, and believing. We are worthy, even when life isn't that hard. Our value and worth are not determined by how hard we struggle.

If we're making it that hard, we may be making it harder than it needs to be, said one woman. Learn to let things happen easily and naturally. Learn to let events, and our participation in them, fall into place. It can be easy now. Easier than it has been. We can go with the flow, take the world off our shoulders, and let our Higher Power ease us into where we need to be.

Today, I will stop struggling so hard. I will let go of my belief that life and recovery have to be hard. I will replace it with a belief that I can walk this journey in ease and peace. And sometimes, it can actually be fun.

From The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie ©1990, Hazelden Foundation.

(Let it be a God or Higher Power of your own understanding)

Discovery, Recovery, Self-Respect.


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Meditation for today.

This is one thing I have notices a DRASTIC change in my life.  My output has not declined, but the emotional effort to get things done has decreased significantly.  I have started paying attention to that time between knowing I have to do something and actually DOING it, and the dread and critical thinking that makes it so difficult.  THAT is the hardest part!  Not doing the work, THINKING about doing the work.  I try to just turn that off.  I used to try to think good thoughts, positive outcomes, but that was still just sitting and thinking about it.  Now I just do what needs to be done and focus on what is in front of me, the other stuff will wait, they don't need to take up space in my head until I get to them.

I am relaxed.  I am amazingly caught up, work ... home ... yard ... exercise ...  My back stopped hurting after over a year of really bad pain and I have lost 5 lbs this last week.  I am firing on all cylinders and relaxed while doing it.  I have people in my life who think I am somewhat lazy because I am not stressed and I make time for a lot of fun.  When I am asked how I am doing I have nothing but good things to report and my challenges come off as no big deal.  Funny how everything in my life is taken care of ... lazy?  I think not.

I used to live in a constant state of fear and stress.  So glad that is over.




Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.   ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned. ~St. Francis of Assisi

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