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Old 01-04-2013, 06:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Touchstones 1/4/2013

Friday, January 4, 2013 You are reading from the book Touchstones
There is no method or discipline or system of any kind that can ever command the spirit to be present.
—Tom Sampon

A man in the process of growth and recovery asks the question, "How shall I develop a relationship with my Higher Power?" The first answer is usually, "You can decide to be open to the spiritual messages that come your way." Some experiences in life can be mastered and directed, as in performing a task or going on a trip. We can have other experiences only by being receptive. They come our way, as in the growing of a friendship or the unpredictable events on a trip.

To be receptive, we must not be so busy with what we can control that we fail to notice all the experiences, which are there for us. Our senses need to be open to see what is around us and hear what is in the air. We must breathe in the beauty and pain of life. When there is a message in our experiences, let us read it and not demand it fit our narrow, logical minds.

Today, I pray that I will be open to receive the spirit on its own terms.
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In my morning prayers, I ask that I come to the world with an open heart and an open mind. If I am not receptive to things, even the ones that I don't understand or might initially resist, then I stunt my growth. I have to remember that my best thinking got me to detox and treatment, so I don't know what is best for me. Being of open mind and open heart allows me the gentle tidings of the Universe to impart things upon me which I never would have come up with left to my own devices. And this helps to keep me connected to God, who sees where He needs to place me, when I don't.
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Thats it paul.. I also just ask for the open heart and mind.
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