Journal of Recovery and 12 Step Research ™
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to Observe and Think About - 2004
Who is the Master? The better you can detach from your controlling masterful side
which includes your out-of-line ego, the more you will be at peace with yourself.
What is the reality of our situation? Is the situation after we have begun a spiritual
life improving? What is the truth? The truth of the matter is that you are probably
doing 10 times better than you think. Never let your mind play tricks on you.
You are progressing, and you have the ability to be a better person.
Right thinking, keeping a pure heart, remaining focused away from desire and ego.
Doing what needs to be done and not procrastinating.
· Tame our speech,
gossip, criticism of the government, and frivolous talk. We may just be better
off listening instead of talking all of the time.
· Guard our actions
and omissions. If we are still acting with our old behavior, we have much work
to do. The good news is that we have the rest of our lives to live in harmony,
and we can learn to be good to ourselves and to others.
· Approach most
of life with some type of moderation. After a while, we will be able to notice
when we are exerting our efforts in an anxious way. We will also notice when we
become so preoccupied with something that it is consuming our serenity.
The flip side of our overdoing something can be not doing enough. Over time, we
will find ourselves weak in areas that we would prefer to excel in. We can use
our frustration or anger in these situations to move forward and change focus.
Moreover, we can double our efforts and simply become more focused on what is
necessary and avoid what is a waste of our time.
· We should keep a
balanced state of mind and remain open to change or evolution in our souls, bodies,
· Further, we should find quiet time for ourselves to go
deep inside to listen to our higher self, higher force, and intuition. This is
part of our maintenance and daily atonement.
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