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

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

03 + 05 = 08

There are no victims, only volunteers. When we cry, “They did this to me, they did that to me…” what we are really saying, is I placed myself in a position for this or that to happen. I volunteered for it.
I volunteer for sobriety today. ~Pocket Sponsor
Today I am grateful...
  • that today I get to lead the Hump Day speaker meeting at 12:15
  • for dinner and chatter with Dennis R last night
  • for the answers to questions I find in fellowship
  • for the luxuries of a life in recovery
  • for the incredible transformation of those that don't give up
Mental integrity comes when you release your judge and stop punishing yourself. You view yourself with compassion instead of criticism. You learn from your mistakes gracefully, and can quiet your mind’s chatter so you consistently hear your own true voice.
Emotional integrity allows you to release old hurts and find forgiveness for yourself and others. You are no longer trapped by the past. Anytime you are triggered by outside events and feel emotional pain you do not blame others, but use your tools to clear and open back to emotional fluidity.
Physical integrity arises when your actions align with your heart, not your strategies. Each of us takes on a strategy to help us understand the world around us and make us feels safe. When you understand what your primary strategy is and how you physically act it out in the world you come to a place of choice rather than habit. Choice is the foundation of physical integrity.
Spiritual Integrity is a cellular recognition that you are not your mind, emotions, or body, but the light that illuminates from within. As you move more and more into Spiritual Integrity your mind, emotions, and form become sweetly transparent, so the luminous light of your spirit radiates out. ~Heather Ash Amara and Raven Smith

10 comments:

dAAve said...

a worthy read

Syd said...

Thanks for the wise words on integrity. I have had to learn to stop punishing myself and to forgive myself. I feel more integrated because of the program.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

I would say noon on a Wednesday is pretty much RIGHT ON the hump!

Zane-nawwaa said...

I sure enjoy your walk with your sponsor.

Grateful said...

Well, I guess 2 1/2 outta 4 ain't bad.

Great read although it took me a few times to absorp it. Thanks!

Mary Christine said...

I am pretty grateful for you Scott!

Bill said...

I appreciate the time you take to find the quotations you share with us.
You get my vote for Nancy Drew of the New Century.

peanut said...

Hi, Scott.

Love you.

Pam said...

hey...let's "don't give up" together.

pat said...

I came by way of Bill's blog and I am so glad I did. Great words.