Saturday, May 23, 2015
Today I was very conscious of the need to simply “go with the flow” of the various events in my life, to not fight or resist anything. In the past I tried to control things, which required a lot of energy and usually resulted in a sense of irritation, since most things did not go exactly as I had planned. That approach also made me tired by the end of the day. Today was very busy and I was conscious of just moving through it without grasping, anticipating or trying to control.
Friday, May 22, 2015
As I commented yesterday, “My job is to listen and do the next right thing, pretty simple.” The fact is that I do not get to control the outcome and I experience a great deal less stress if I let that part go. I do get to have a sense of clarity or harmony when I choose the best path and I have arrived at that sense of harmony today. As typically happens, I arrive at that sense of harmony by exploring various choices during meditation until one choice stands out.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Today was a difficult day. I had several complex interactions in my dealings with clients and, as a result, found myself asking for support and guidance several times during the day. As I commented to someone during the day, I am not totally comfortable since the outcome is yet to be determined. However, I also need to keep in mind that the outcome is not up to me and that everything will work out fine, though I may not like it. My job is to listen and do the next right thing, pretty simple.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Yesterday, I referred to the comment that “Nothing matters very much and very few things matter at all". When I meditate in the God place and during my daily interactions, I sense clearly that the things that do not matter at all include many worldly concerns and material possessions. The same activities tell me that love, relationships and connections do matter. Within any given lifetime the love, relationships and connections have a great deal of significance and matter a lot. Considering a more eternal perspective the love, relationships and connections within any given lifetime matter less, since they evolve and change over time.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Tonight I attended a recovery meeting in the home of someone who had just had open heart surgery. Not surprisingly, spiritual beliefs and connections were the main topics in the meeting. I really enjoyed the meeting, in part because being close to death tends to strip away many of the concerns of day-to-day life. Those concerns cease to matter and discussion turns to things that seem important. I was reminded of the truth of the phrase I heard early in my own recovery, that “Nothing matters very much and very few things matter at all".
Monday, May 18, 2015
It is quite clear to me that a life which is focused on love and being of service to others, has benefitted me physically, emotionally and spiritually. For many years, I led a life which centered on fear and stress, and believed it was important and practical to do so. I now do many of the same things, like having insurance, paying bills or attending to business, but I also have the attitude that everything is fine, that the universe is unfolding as it should. I am reminded of the comment by Williamson when she said “It’s as though, as soon as we got here, we were given a sleeping pill. The thinking of the world, which is not based on love, began pounding in our ears the moment we hit shore.”