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

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

04.08.08

It's a simple formula: Do your best and somebody might like it. ~Dorothy Baker
Today I am grateful...
  • for lunch with a newcomer yesterday
  • that over the weekend I completed two small drawings on panel and made great progress on a large one
  • that Daily Piglet turned me on to Grammar Girl
  • that I can be a bit accepting of clutter in my life
  • that I have today and all it gives me--just for the taking

The chief activator of our defects has been self-centered fear--primarily fear that we would lose something we already possessed or would fail to get something we demanded. Living upon a basis of unsatisfied demands, we were in a state of continual disturbance and frustration. Therefore, no peace was to be had unless we could find a means of reducing these demands. The difference between a demand and a simple request is plain to anyone. ~12 & 12, pg 76

6 comments:

Mighty Aphrodite said...

I enjoyed lunch, too.

Syd said...

Fear is my primary defect. But every day things get a little better.

Scott W said...

Fear is mine, too. And it is usually supported by shame. bleh

Bill said...

My sponsor led a good meeting Saturday on fear. Those words from the 12x12 sum it up nicely. When I worked through my 4th and 5th steps, I was amazed to see how many of the items on my list boiled down to simple fear.

Zane-nawwaa said...

The good ole 12 x 12. It's filled with little jewels. But you have to mine it to find them. Thanks.

dailypiglet said...

self centered fear, an ugly truth but the basis for most anything that ails me.