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Prayers of Recovery ~ Part 3

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So true Daisy. Some of my most sincere prayers have been "God, what ARE you doing?" and "Enough already, God". Not disrespectful, just true feelings from my heart. God knows the difference, I think.

A little Rumi to begin my day...


There is some kiss we want
with our whole lives,
the touch of Spirit on the body.

Seawater begs the pearl
to break its shell.

And the lily, how passionately
it needs some wild Darling!

At night, I open the window
and ask the moon to come
and press its face into mine.
Breathe into me.

Close the language-door,
and open the love-window.

The moon won't use the door,
only the window.

sufi mystic - jelaluddin rumi - 13th century
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That Rumi is quite beautiful Ann.

When the day ends
just say
THANK YOU
Your reflection and gratitude for the day
lets the universe know
you have respect for your gifts
and you will be blessed with so much more.

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Another classic today..

When I am liberated by silence,
when I am no longer involved
in the measurement of life, but in the living of it,
I can discover a form of prayer in which
there is effectively no distraction.
My whole life becomes a prayer.
My whole silence is full of prayer.
The world of silence in which I am immersed
contributes to my prayer.

thomas merton - 1956
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Another gem Ann, thank you. xx

Happiness is letting go of what you assume your life is supposed to be like right now and sincerely appreciating it for everything that it is.
At the end of this day, before you close your eyes,
smile and be at peace with where you've been and grateful for what you have.
Life is good.


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If your forever was ending tomorrow,
would this be how you’d want to have spent it?
Listen, the truth is, nothing is guaranteed.
You know that more than anybody.
So don’t be afraid. Be alive.



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Listen, the truth is, nothing is guaranteed.
You know that more than anybody.
So don’t be afraid. Be alive.
The best advice my oncologist ever gave me was "Just keep living." That was 5 years ago and holds true today.

She didn't mean, "don't die", she didn't mean to pamper myself to the point of non-action for fear that I should rest and "be" sick.... she meant that I should embrace life and live it fully and that I would be living with cancer and not dying from it anytime soon. She motivated me to be alive, and to do anything that made my heart smile. Hiking in mountains, whale watching, sitting listening to sea lions call to each other, exploring ancient forests...this, this is living.

Thanks, Daisy, this reading inspired me to "get going and get living" again today.
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Lovely stuff, as always!
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I love your positive attitude Ann, you're such an inspiration. x

Affirmations to say if ever you feel small or insignificant:
I am a unique child of this world.
I have as much brightness to light up the world as anyone.
I may be one in 7 billion but
I am also one in 7 billion.
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Forgive yourself for not knowing better at the time.
Forgive yourself for giving away your power.
Forgive yourself for past behaviors.
Forgive yourself for the survival patterns and traits you picked up while enduring trauma.
Forgive yourself for being who you needed to be.
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Forgiveness inspires me, Daisy, how lovely.

There is a light that shines beyond all things on earth,
beyond all things on earth,
beyond us all,
beyond the heavens,
beyond the highest, the very highest heavens.
This is the light that shines in our heart.

~ Chandogya Upanishad 3.13.7, 800 B.C.
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Thank you Ann. x

Take a shower, wash off the day.
Drink a glass of water.
Make the room dark.
Lie down and close your eyes.
Notice the silence. Notice your heart.
Still beating. Still fighting.
You made it, after all.
You made it, another day.
And you can make it one more.
You're doing just fine.
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So much uplifting inspiration. Thank you! These good thoughts will help me sleep tonight.
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That was good to read after a trying day, Daisy.

I didn't notice that we had exceeded 500posts, so it's time for a new thread. I have updated the name of the new thread to reflect the thoughts, poems and prayers that we post here.

The new thread continues here..

https://www.soberrecovery.com/forums...ml#post7180889 (Spiritual Prayers and Thoughts of Recovery ~ Part 4)

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