Endigar 674 ~ “We Pause . . . and Ask”

From the Daily Reflections of January 20;

As we go through the day we pause, when agitated or doubtful, and ask for the right thought or action.  (Alcoholics Anonymous, page 87).

Today I humbly ask my Higher Power for the grace to find the space between my impulse and my action; to let flow a cooling breeze when I would respond with heat; to interrupt fierceness with gentle peace; to accept the moment which allows judgment to become discernment; to defer to silence when my tongue would rush to attack or defend.

I promise to watch for every opportunity to turn toward my Higher Power for guidance. I know where this power is: it resides within me, as clear as a mountain brook, hidden in the hills — it is the unsuspected Inner Resource.

I thank my Higher Power for this world of light and truth I see when I allow it to direct my vision. I trust it today and hope it trusts me to make all effort to find the right thought or action today.

 

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“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In those choices lie our growth and our happiness.” – Victor Frankl

My rush of anxiety that surges from time to time throughout my day is now an opportunity to pursue a new power.  I am able to connect to an inner resource.  My anxiety can be transformed into the capacity to hear or observe the expressions of GOMU (God of my understanding) to me.  When periodic trust in this ability grows into a daily reliance, life’s agitations becoming stepping stones on my quest to understand God’s will for me and to grasp the power to carry that out.  Is it possible that my deepest desires are a subset of the will of my Higher Power?  I suspect it is so.

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