This is how my brain works! Like a pine tree with so many branches and needles, going every which way. Most of the time, all those branches are lit and currents traveling fast until I either meditate or I fall asleep!
The first thing I do are the four P’s. Pause, ponder, pray and proceed. And then, more often than not, I read p.449, third edition of the Big Book;

“And acceptance is the answer to “all” my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing or situation-some fact of my life-unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing, or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment. Nothing, absolutely nothing happens in God’s world by mistake. Until I could accept my alcoholism, I could not stay sober; unless I accept life completely on life’s terms, I cannot be happy. I need to concentrate not so much on what needs to be changed in the world as on what needs to be changed in me and in my attitudes.”

It truly helps me.

Reflection and photo courtesy of Maggs

Reflection and photo courtesy of Maggs

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