Friday, October 17, 2008

Random Thoughts

Here are some random thoughts. Some of these quotes came directly from Al-Anon meetings this past week.

  • "It will either work out . . . Or . . . It will work out." I love this quote. It is the ultimate to Steps 1, 2 and 3. It is NOT an Al-Anon slogan
  • "Figuring things out, is not an Al-Anon slogan." In other words, we don't have to figure something out, why someone acts a certain way or what they think, etc. It is letting go!
  • When we where a certain smile, act a certain way, we maybe do this to please others. We need to examine this. If it impacts us or suppresses us . . . and it almost certainly does, it may not be good for us.
  • Sometimes we set up "little Gods" in our lives, and they become authority figures for us. We tend to "look up" to them, and secretly seek out their approval, by telling them what they want to hear, trying to behave and speak a certain way and/or wonder what they want or think about us.
  • Remember: What we do and what we have is separate from what we are inside.
  • We think if we do enough, have enough and get enough, we will be OK (or whole, complete, perfect). But we are already OK. We are already whole, complete and perfect - because of our HP.
  • "We are perfect" (spiritually if you really have a problem with this statement). However what we do may not always be perfect.

Have a good day.


Progress, Not Perfection said...

Thanks for the great sayings... I particularly like "it will work out or it will work out." So true. We talked about God's plan last night in my meeting. It's God's plan how could it NOT work out?

Peace and Serenity.

Cat said...

I loved these - and needed to read them today - thank you!

Kim A. said...

I shared the other day that in all the open speaker AA meetings I've gone to, I've never heard someone thank their mother for being the one to get them sober. This keeps me humble and reminds me to let my son's HP work in his life WITHOUT MY HELP! Thanks for the sayings!