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Post Info TOPIC: 6/21/22 Courage to Change | Meditation…What is It?

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6/21/22 Courage to Change | Meditation…What is It?

In answer, today's page reveals Alanon's use as 'thinking thoughtfully' in the sense of allowing us to identify our higher power's guidance in our life. Quiet meditation in the calmness of inaction allows us to develop healthier instincts that get stronger over time.

Reminder - Take time to clear the mind of all but the essential...let go of unimportant thoughts. Move toward the best action for the situation or day, don't dismiss a simple answer as it may be the best. 

"Go to your bosom: Knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know". - Bill Shakespeare
I had not meditated regularly before Alanon but took it up as I continued to come across pages like this. What did I have to lose? 

It became the most powerful tool in my recovery, absolutely changed my life. It was within the quiet halls and corridors in my mind that I was able to conceive of a higher power that fit my own understanding, and there also that I encountered my greatest discoveries and realizations about myself, others, and the world around me. It became the place I could practice better behavior. 

Meditation also became my go to tool for calming my mind in perceived crisis: with consistent practice, I was able to calm and quiet my mind quickly, not only for regular meditation sessions but when my mind started racing and felt panic rising.

Meditation was not easy at all in the beginning, but as with many things, it is just a matter of determination, commitment, and practice. In that way, it is a lot like Alanon itself...

Grateful for the reminders




"...when we try to control others, we lose the ability to manage our own lives."  - Paths to Recovery 

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Thank you so much Paul for your service, reading and ESH.

I found the same thing with mediation, that once I master it, there was a stronger connect to my HP and

I was able to instinctively tap into that quiet whenever I wanted or needed to!! Grateful for the reminder as well!!!


"Forgiveness doesn't excuse bad behavior, but it

does prevent bad behavior from destroying your heart". ~ unknown


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Thanks Paul. On the rare occasion that I remember to meditate, it works wonders! I have been trying to incorporate it a lot more lately, especially when I find myself reverting to being irritable/ impatient. Thanks for the reminder that it takes effort; I tend to assume it comes easily to others but of course like anything worthwhile, it doesnt.

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