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Spiritual quotes & readings for this week

Please post today’s or any day this weeks daily quote or spiritual reading in the comment section below. Monday 7th September through to Sunday 13th September.


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  • California Colin :)

    I am sharing today’s Daily Reflections as it’s one that resonates with me, keep the faith people.

    “OUR SIDE OF THE STREET”

    We are there to sweep off our side of the street, realizing that
    nothing worth while can be accomplished until we do so, never
    trying to tell him what he should do. His faults are not discussed.
    We stick to our own.
    ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, pp. 77-78

    I made amends to my dad after I quit drinking. My words fell on
    deaf ears since I had blamed him for my troubles. Several months
    later I made amends to my dad again. This time I wrote a letter in
    which I did not blame him nor mention his faults. It worked, and at last
    I understood! My side of the street is all that I’m responsible for
    and–thanks to God and A.A.– it’s clean for today.

  • Suzy :) Just for today

    Good morning 🙂 I hope you all have the best day ever.

    NA Just For Today

    Resentment And Forgiveness

    “Where there has been wrong, the program teaches us the spirit of forgiveness.”
    Basic Text p.12

    In NA, we begin to interact with the world around us. We no longer live in isolation. But freedom from isolation has its price.

    The more we interact with people, the more often we’ll find someone stepping on our toes. And such are the circumstances in which resentments are often born.

    Resentments, justified or not, are dangerous to our ongoing recovery. The longer we harbor resentments, the more bitter they become, eventually poisoning us. To stay clean, we must find the capacity to let go of our resentments, the capacity to forgive. We first develop this capacity in working Steps Eight and Nine, and we keep it alive by regularly taking the Tenth Step. Sometimes when we are unwilling to forgive, it helps to remember that we, too, may someday require another person’s forgiveness. Haven’t we all, at one time or another, done something that we deeply regretted? And aren’t we healed in some measure when others accept our sincere amends?

    An attitude of forgiveness is a little easier to develop when we remember that we are all doing the very best we can. And someday we, too, will need forgiveness.

    Just for today: I will let go of my resentments. Today, if I am wronged, I will practice forgiveness, knowing that I need forgiveness myself.
    pg. 261

  • Hello fellow shippers, have a great day xx

    Twenty-Four Hours A Day 10th September

    A.A. Thought For The Day

    Here are answers to the question of how a person can live without
    liquor and be happy: “The things we put in place of drinking are more
    than substitutes for it. One is the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous.
    In this company, you find release from care, boredom, and worry. Your
    imagination will be fired. Life will mean something at last. The
    most satisfactory years of your existence lie ahead. Among other
    A.A.s you will make lifelong friends. You will be bound to them with
    new and wonderful ties.” Does life mean something to me now?

    Meditation For The Day

    Do you want the full and complete satisfaction that you find in serving
    God and all the satisfactions of the world also? It is not easy to serve
    both God and the world. It is difficult to claim the rewards of both. If
    you work for God, you will still have great rewards in the world. But
    you must be prepared to sometimes stand apart from the world. You
    cannot always turn to the world and expect all the rewards that life
    has to offer. If you are trying sincerely to serve God, you will have
    other and greater rewards than the world has to offer.

    Prayer For The Day

    I pray that I may not expect too much from the world. I pray that I
    may also be content with the rewards that come from serving God.

  • Suzy :) Just for today

    NA Just For Today for you all 🙂 give someone a hug x

    More powerful than words
    Page 264

    “We learn that a simple, loving hug can make all the difference in the world.”

    Basic Text, p.91

    Perhaps there have been times in our recovery when we were close to someone who was in great pain. We struggled with the question, “What can I do to make them feel better?” We felt anxious and inadequate to relieve their suffering. We wished we had more experience to share. We didn’t know what to say.

    But sometimes life deals wounds that can’t be eased by even the most heartfelt words. Words can never express all we mean when our deepest feelings of compassion are involved. Language is inadequate to reach a wounded soul, as only the touch of a loving Higher Power can heal an injury to the spirit.

    When those we love are grieving, simply being present is perhaps the most compassionate contribution we can offer. We can rest assured that a loving Higher Power is working hard at healing the spirit; our only responsibility is to be there. Our presence, a loving hug, and a sympathetic ear will surely express the depth of our feelings, and do more to reach the heart of a human being in pain than mere words ever could.

    Just for Today: I will offer my presence, a hug, and a sympathetic ear to someone I love.

  • Never start my day without the daily reading from this book, nice to be posting.

    You are reading from the book Today’s Gift.
    Give to the world the best you have and the best will come back to you. –Madeline Bridges
    Sometimes we feel lazy or bored, and then we don’t do our best work. Maybe our writing becomes hard to read, or we miss a porch when delivering newspapers. Perhaps we are daydreaming instead of listening closely to what a friend is trying to tell us. When we are not really paying attention to our activities or the people around us, we’ll likely miss out on something important because we do receive in equal measure what we give. And this truth works in every aspect of our lives.
    When we treat our friends, our families, even people we don’t know well with kindness, we’ll experience kindness in return. Our own actions and attitudes toward others are what we can expect from others as well.
    How can I increase the kindness in the world today?

  • Daily Reflections

    MAKING AMENDS

    Above all, we should try to be absolutely sure that we are not
    delaying because we are afraid.
    TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 87

    To have courage, to be unafraid, are gifts of my recovery. They
    empower me to ask for help and to go forth in making my amends with
    a sense of dignity and humility. Making amends may require a certain
    amount of honesty that I feel I lack, yet with the help of God and
    the wisdom of others, I can reach within and find the strength to
    act. My amends may be accepted, or they may not, but after they are
    completed I can walk with a sense of freedom and know that, for
    today, I am responsible.

  • Suzy :) Just for today

    NA reading for us all to learn 🙂

    NA Just For Today

    Bend With The Wind

    “We learn to become flexible.. As new things are revealed, we feel renewed.”

    Basic Text p.98

    “Flexibility” was not a part of the vocabulary we used in our using days. We’d become obsessed with the raw pleasure of our drugs and hardened to all the softer, subtler, more infinitely varied pleasures of the world around us. Our disease had turned life itself into a constant threat of jails, institutions, and death, a threat against which we hardened ourselves all the more. In the end we became brittle. With the merest breath of life’s wind we crumbled at last, broken, defeated, with no choice but to surrender.

    But the beautiful irony of recovery is that, in our surrender, we found the flexibility we had lost in our addiction, the very lack of which had defeated us. We regained the ability to bend in life’s breeze without breaking. When the wind blew, we felt its loving caress against our skin, where once we would have hardened ourselves as if against the onrush of a storm.

    The winds of life blow new airs our way each moment, and with them new fragrances, new pleasures, varied, subtly different. As we bend with life’s wind, we feel and hear and touch and smell and taste all it has to offer us. And as new winds blow, we feel renewed.

    Just for today: Higher Power, help me bend with life’s wind and glory in its passing. Free me from rigidity.

    pg. 265

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