Archive for the Right Intention Category
“God can move mountains, but please bring a shovel.” -Anonymous “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.” -Chinese [...]
I have found in my recovery that I must continue to take personal inventory ON PAPER. Simply trying to do it in my head does not work, and I fall behind. Furthermore, when I am doing a written inventory, I must also take the action to make amends where they [...]
“A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.” -Lucius Annaeus Seneca “However glorious an action in itself, it ought not to pass for great if it be not the effect of wisdom and intention.” -Francois de La Rochefoucauld [...]
I am currently in the San Francisco Bay Area. Living in Santa Monica, I believe I am blessed with one of the strongest recovering communities in the world. West Los Angeles is full of people of all ages and nationalities, from parents to their children, from homeless heroin addicts to [...]
The Fourth Step of Alcoholics Anonymous reads, “Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.” Many people who are going through the steps for the first time find this step overwhelmingly frightening. The principle of Step Four is Courage.
When I took the fourth and fifth step with my sponsor, I felt relieved almost immediately. Compiling a list of my character defects, I felt completely willing to have them removed by my Higher Power. I prayed that they be removed, as to increase my effectiveness to others. After a [...]