By Melody Beattie
What will get within the means of serenity? for many humans, the answer's LIFE--those daily distractions, duties, and frustrations that reason chaos and muddle. In her new week-by-week guidebook, best-selling self-help writer Melody Bettie brings new desire to participants longing to guide a extra serene existence.
Organized as weekly collections of reports, meditations, and recommendations, fifty two WEEKS OF wakeful touch addresses key self-care matters, together with the right way to nurture internal peace, while to arrive out to others, how you can hold via on reliable intentions, the place to find time for enjoyable, and the way to domesticate a deeper prayer lifestyles. Beattie's considerate prose and useful suggestion supply new possibilities for mirrored image, confirmation, and alter.
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These basics include comfortable living arrangements, enough sleep, proper nutrition and hygiene, social contact, fun or pleasure, taking responsibility for our own emotions, earning enough money to pay our bills, taking responsibility for our own goals and dreams, and saying no— sometimes to others and sometimes to our own impulses. My daughter introduced me to a computer game recently. It’s a game where you create a city and get to rule the lives of the people in it. In this game, you get to decide where the people sleep, how much they sleep, when they eat, when they go to the bathroom, when they take a shower, whether they clean up after themselves, when they rest, whether they go to work so they can pay their bills and buy food, how much education they get, and how much they socialize.
The purpose of looking at ourselves isn’t to barrage ourselves with criticism. It’s to identify behaviors we’re doing that are sabotaging ourselves so we can begin the process of change. Look fearlessly. Look carefully. We can critique what we do without judging who we are. A difficult thing about looking at ourselves fearlessly can be getting past the fear. Challenge: The hardest part about looking at ourselves can be that, compared to other people, we think everything we do looks good. Besides, if we find a defect, then we might need to change.
Two days later, another acquaintance came through the treatment center. He had some good dope. Did I want some? “No thanks,” I said. ” I surprised my friend. I surprised myself even more. I live in California, where celebrities can be seen often. People, including myself, will flock around celebrities, hoping to have just a few words with someone we consider powerful and important. Talking to God has changed my life. Value: Prayer is the value this week. ” Who we associate with can directly influence our thoughts, attitudes, emotions, and behaviors.
52 Weeks of Conscious Contact: Meditations for Connecting with God, Self, and Others by Melody Beattie