I’m Taking A Moment…..

Good Morning Family!
Quote is from “Meditations for Women Who Do Too Much” July 15th: “Creativity – Step Eleven”
I feel a recipe is only a theme, which an intelligent cook can play each time with a variation.
-Madame Benoit
It sounds so simple for creativity to find its way. We need quiet – the word sounds familiar. We can dimly remember times of quiet. Or was it when we were sleeping? And we need time – just for ourselves with no agenda, no deadlines, no need of others impinging upon us. We long for quiet and time for our themes to emerge. Recovery is not possible without both. Contact with our Higher Power is not possible without both. No one else will arrange any quiet time for me. I have to see to it myself.
End of quote.
My thoughts/comments: I need quiet time – each and every day. When my schedule does not support that I try to close my eyes, take some deep breaths and pray . . .that becomes my quiet time, even if it is only briefly. Like waiting for the traffic light to change, or standing in line at the grocery store. There are times during the day when I choose to turn off my cell phone, and there are times when I choose to answer calls later. My life is in my control – to some degree always. I have commitments and obligations, just like every one else. I have found that for me, quiet time is needed – and hopefully that happens on a regular basis. I am blessed in that I take time at the end of the day to spend in solitude at the computer…(which for ME…is solitude,lol)in meditation and in gratitude for the day, and for the blessings in my life! Taking just a moment…it talks about it in the Big Book-The Doctor’s Opinion, p.xxxii…Into Action, p.76…Bill’s Story, p.13. Try it!!


4 thoughts on “I’m Taking A Moment…..

  1. I awoke this morning about two hours before my usual time and at first I was pretty wide-awake so what did I do? I just lay there and prayerfully enjoyed being in God’s presence then I kind of semi-consciously drifted into a dream state like being half awake. A meditation about gardens started to occur and then the next hour or so this kind of came together and I want to share it.

    I come to the garden. https://youtu.be/pWyufa8KTQs

    A little later I returned to the garden. http://www.northlineexpress.com/media/gentosonic/ewminify/media/inline/36/3/the-kiss-of-the-sun-garden-poem-plaque-3fc.jpg

    Knowing it is time to say goodbye and I want to point out that this is not meant so much towards a person as it is perhaps for most everything else my thoughts turn.

  2. What a beautfiul song Harry and I like how they’re comfortable with showing a bit of kindness and love towards each other without any other implications. This song reminds of a fella who’s service is this coming Monday. I met him in AA and he was always giving rides to others to come to meetings down here from his town about 20 miles away. He was kind loving and patient, probably more patient with others than himself at least so it seemed because it was known that he went back out for a minute er two. I was talking to him via email and lost contact when he went into isolation but I’m grateful I get to go to his service where his sister will be sharing. Today is a good day to have a good day becasue it;’s my favorite day,” Today”. Thanks for your service Bonster and all the others who post here.

  3. Top of the morning family,
    And a gooder morning to you Monterey Bay, ahhhhhhh
    – thank you for the screen saver!

    The more I spend quite time with my Creator, the more our relationship deepens. Today, I’m confident that He listens and it doesn’t matter if I feel worthy or not. He’s right behind my belly button. I have some ticklers throughout the day: when I wash my hands, please remove my human weaknesses; putting on/taking off glasses, please remove my defects of character; and more often than not, someone that rubs me wrong, please allow me patience, as You are with me. When this happens, the day and everything in the day just falls into proper place.
    And its a good day to have a good day~

    “Silence is the secret. Silence your heart to listen to your spirit. Silence your spirit to listen to His Spirit. In silence, you leave the many to be with the One.”
    – Mama Maggie

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