IF THE ONLY PRAYER YOU SAID IN YOUR LIFE WAS "THANK YOU", THAT WOULD SUFFICE. ~Meister Eckhart

Sunday, June 10, 2007

IMPATIENT? TRY LEVITATING

We reacted more strongly to frustrations than normal people. AS BILL SEES IT, p. 111
Impatience with other people is one of my principal failings. Following a slow car in a no-passing lane, or waiting in a restaurant for the check, drives me to distraction. Before I give God a chance to slow me down, I explode, and that's what I call being quicker than God. That repeated experience gave me an idea. I thought if I could look down on these events from God's point of view, I might better control my feelings and behavior. I tried it and when I encountered the next slow driver, I levitated and looked down on the other car and upon myself. I saw an elderly couple driving along, happily chatting about their grandchildren. They were followed by me--bug eyed and red of face--who had no time schedule to meet anyway. I looked so silly that I dropped back into reality and slowed down. Seeing things from God's angle of vision can be very relaxing. ~Daily Reflections
Today I am grateful...
  • that today I will try not to be quicker than God
  • for daily deposits into the bank of Spirit
  • for those that have what I want, those that have what I don't want and the ability to know the difference
  • that the Serenity Prayer can take many forms
  • for other alcoholics that lend their stories to others

6 comments:

Pam said...

I loved the story from daily reflections! When someone is driving "crazy fast" around me, I tell myself that maybe they have just found out their child has been in an accident....and they are just hoping that the rest of us on the road will be understanding and let them thru.

lushgurl said...

Patience has not been one of my virtues ! I used to go and check on my garden,frequently, getting really close to see if there was anything new growing. One day I got too close and lost my balance falling into a new group of irises that had just begun to bloom. I broke off the whole top, I cried! Today I remind myself, frequently, to let things happen, in their own time!

JJ said...

"for those that have what I want, those that have what I don't want and the ability to know the difference"

AMEN BROTHER!
I love you,
JJ

Shannon said...

everytime I read that LOL I get it LOL .
I have been soooo impatient lately I need to chill. thanks for the reminder Scotty (((HUGS)))

Mary Christine said...

I loved reading that this morning.

Meg Moran said...

so so so perfect for me!!!! How did you know?