Reflection for Today
After working Steps One, Two and Three, it is tempting to sit back and say, “Okay, I’ll let go; You take over”. This does not work. It is like having a well and saying, “Why am I thirsty?” A well has clear, cool, refreshing water, but the water must be pumped or drawn out. We must use our faith to do what we know is right. We must seek counsel, meditate, and work on the steps. In any case, this program does not call for giving up; it calls for surrender. We are endowed with unique qualities which can be used to make our life and the lives of others better. Part of faith is seeking these qualities and using them when we find them. The love and acceptance of the program is the oil and fuel for the pump which will draw this faith and these qualities up into the light for us.
Meditation for Today
I pray I may use my faith in order that I may grow.
Today I will remember
Faith is like a deep well – it has great potential but is worthless if not used.
Excerpt From: Emotions Anonymous. “Today.” Copyright 1987
I feel this EA reflection suits this time in our current world. The thought of surrendering and not having control can be and is very scary. I remember a time in my life prior to the EA program where my anxiety, frustration, and irritation would soar so high. These emotions I am powerless over and surrounded feelings of zero control.
I am so very grateful that I can now take a step back and think. What do I have control of? What can I change? And to know the difference.
I must wait. I must accept. I must do what I can and surrender to the rest. This is all anyone of us can do.
We do not know how long we will be impacted. We do not know how long we will be required to stay at home. We do not know how long we may be unemployed. Do have no idea what the future holds financially personally and for our world. We cannot guarantee our health. We cannot guarantee our loved one’s heath.
It is frightening to say the least.
We cannot give up, we just have to wait an undetermined amount of time. We need to smile and be grateful that we are currently safe and basically let the chips fall where they may.
The game is out of our control and our world will never be the same.
Please be safe out there!