REFLECTIONS ON CHANGE, SPIRITUALITY, BELIEF, FAITH, PRAYER, AND MORE
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Thursday 1/14/10 - "PEOPLE WANT?"
When anger, sadness, inappropriate behaviors, pretense, and denial are swept aside, I believe most people are motivated deep inside by many of the same things. Isn't what people really want in their lives fairly simple? I believe most people want:
to love and be loved to feel wanted to live their lives free of excessive fear and anxiety a way to deal with their fears and anxieties access to a power greater than themselves that lessens those fears and anxieties to feel their lives make a difference to love life to feel joy and happiness meaningful activities independence of mind, body and spirit to feel useful to know they are important to those they love to feel special some framework in which they can understand the world and their lives peace and serenity to be a part of something bigger than themselves mental, physical and spiritual health something they can give to others to be able to communicate their thoughts and feelings to others to be understood This is where my thoughts happened to take me on this Wednesday night.
Prayer Girl (Photo credit: happiness by ~kokoszkaa at deviantart.com)
"Where there is great love there are always miracles." - Willa Cather
"Love is the strongest force the world possesses, and yet it is the humblest imaginable." - Mohandas K. Gandhi
I'm sober in AA since July 5th 1985, and a grateful member of Alanon since November 2004.
I joined the "blogosphere" in September, 2008.
In December 2011 I became a grandmother for the first time and now understand why it's such a big deal. I'm wildly in love again with that little guy.