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posted: Friday the 12th of February, 2016 07:27:32 AM

 

in the moment. okay, that was a wipe-out, as i was going for just for yesterday as i started down a very strange and twisted path. not that this one will be any better but at least i am working on the here and now, and not the past of future.
one of the men i sponsor asked me the other night, to explain the spiritual path i am currently journeying along. as briefly and as succinctly as i could, i filled him in on the vague details that feeling the presence and direction of the will of a POWER that fuels my recovery is implemented in my life. living in the here and now, i now have to move to quite a different drummer, especially as i move into my 12TH step. the path i follow, supports living in the moment, far better than any other i have experienced in my lifetime. no longer am i concerned about being punished in the future, for deeds done in my past. with that FEAR removed i am free to partake of the spiritual abundance i have been given in the here and now. sure i can wail, rip my shirt and gnash my teeth over the opportunities i missed while using and while snoozing through my early recovery. sure i can scramble, juke and jive to make opportunities for my future happen. or as the reading suggests i can live in the moment, pay attention to what is happening around me and make the most of the opportunities i am presented today. truthfully, i am worn out by all the living in the past and future tense i have done across the course of my life, and i have never said &*#8220;i am so glad i worried about that,” when an outcome is finally reached.
it seems to be one of those mornings that i am at a loss for words. that happens from time to time, and instead of continuing to fill space, i will say that i am grateful for the opportunity i have today, to be present in the here and now. life is good in the present tense.

∞ DT ∞

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Another Look!

∞ opening myself to the joys of the now ∞ posted on: Sunday, February 12, 2006 by: donnot
↔ some times it is difficult to stay in the moment. ↔ posted on: Monday, February 12, 2007 by: donnot
∞ until i experienced the healing that happens when i work the Twelve Steps, ∞ posted on: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 by: donnot
∞ when i work the steps and pray each time i discover i am not … posted on: Thursday, February 12, 2009 by: donnot
≅ it is still difficult for me to stay in the moment ≅ posted on: Friday, February 12, 2010 by: donnot
⌈ i regretted the past, dreaded the future, ⌋ posted on: Saturday, February 12, 2011 by: donnot
♣ i can have hours, even days, when my full attention is focused ♣ posted on: Sunday, February 12, 2012 by: donnot
± if i dread the future, ± posted on: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 by: donnot
· each time i realize that my thoughts are not focused · posted on: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by: donnot
† not in the regrettable past † posted on: Thursday, February 12, 2015 by: donnot