“…our Higher Power never moves away. God is as close as our breath, awaiting our invitation to take charge.
“It’s our ego that fights giving up control… We are frustrated again and again as we try to force what we think is the best solution; again and again, in the end, after we’ve given up the struggle, God smooths the path.
“This program guarantees us a smooth trip every step of the way. All we have to do is give up control to God who is always waiting for us to turn our attention from our problems to God’s presence.”
I will feel peace and joy throughout today because I’ll remember my Higher Power’s presence.
– “In God’s Care*: Daily Meditations on Spirituality in Recovery,” May 11
*As We Understand God
Ya know, I meditate each morning—and remember my Higher Power. I chant as I go through my Naam Yoga poses—and remember my Higher Power. I say an affirmative prayer over my breakfast meal, read spiritual literature and journal while I eat it, remembering my Higher Power. Yet as I move into the work day and the outer world, it seems so easy to forget my practices and the fact that Spirit is with me all the time.
There is no need for me to try to control the day, my life, or other people—not that I can anyway!
A quick pause to breathe can get me back on track remembering Spirit’s presence, power, and peace and that I am not alone. I surrender to God, struggles dissipate.
As I review my day at bedtime, I can easily list the people, circumstances, and things I am grateful for—thanks to remembering my Higher Power.