Respect Whatever Life Brings Us
“What we don’t know supports what we do know.” — Bill Moyers
One way we show respect for ourselves and others is by respecting whatever life brings us. What prevented that in the past was our preoccupation with everything that prevented us from having our own way. Now, we live lives on a different rhythm: one of letting go. It is that rhythm to which we must pay attention.
At times letting go feels like doing nothing, and doing nothing feels like standing still. But letting go is not the same as standing still. It is active, not passive. Letting go focuses our attention on life in the present, living it fully, moment by moment, and not in a fantasy future that seems to promise the outcome we crave.
It has been said that the light of God’s love is so bright that it seems as darkness to us. When we feel we’re living in darkness, we may be living in the all-encompassing light of God’s love.and compassion for our struggle. We can trust the daily evidence of that love and know we are safe.
Posted on May 13, 2011, in 12 Step Program, Addiction, Life, Personal Growth, Recovery, Self Discovery, Spirituality and tagged Addiction, Bill Moyers Journal, F.E.A.R., Fear, Letting go, Light of God's Love, Living in Darkness, Living in the present, Mental Health, Present moment, Recovery, Self-respect, Spirituality, Struggle. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.