Sunday, March 7, 2010

Monday 3/8/10 - "SAYING TO MYSELF"

"SAYING TO MYSELF"

There are times when I share at a meeting and what I say is something I realize I need to hear. These are a few things I need to say to myself.

I am retired, but it is not too late to begin another 20 year career if I want it.

Limitation thinking stands in the way of my pursuing another career. The kinds of limiting thoughts I have include comparing myself to others and always coming up shorter, less than. My thoughts also return to a past time when I had little self-esteem and I measure how I think I would succeed today based on those past negative beliefs. I also project outcomes in the negative. I project failure. It is time to get back to doing affirmations. They work. I have tried them.

A few possible new affirmations:
  • God writes the details of my life on the blank slate I offer Him.
  • I am changing my attitudes and my life is changing.
I need to be a blank slate upon which I allow God to create whatever is His will for me. To do this I must keep my mind free of negative thinking - the comparison thinking and projection of outcome thinking.

I need to stop playing God, writing His script for me without Him.

I heard this prayer in the meeting today.
Dear God, please keep my brain where my feet are.
(out of the past and future)

Things heard in my home group Al-Anon meeting today.

If it is meant to be, it's up to me.
(I add, with God's power.)

Working the Al-Anon program is exercising my soul. In my case, it is working both programs, Al-Anon and Alcoholics Anonymous.

Breathe in! - Exhale out!
= God in! - Prayer Girl, self, out!

Have a wonderful week my friends.

Prayer Girl

(Photo credit: Talk about nothing by LalA vi Doll@deviantart.com)

16 comments:

Mike Golch said...

A great posting.

G-Man said...

You are such a a positive, uplifting, wonderful breath of fresh air...

Relax....You deserve it!

Brian Miller said...

yeah i agree...keep my brain where my feet are...nice...

Shadow said...

a blank slate and an open mind is all we ever need...

Madison said...

You most certainly do not project failure in your writing.

Sherry said...

I've been working on the same issues...it's nice to wake up in the morning and have your postive words to read! Thank you!

Andrew said...

All the best to you Anna.

Kim A. said...

I truly believe to the very depths of my spirit that my Creator wants peace, serenity, love, happiness and and to co-create a path that shows I am a loved and loving spirit in human form. I pray the same for you.

namaste

chitowngreg said...

I'm a big believer in affirmations. One of my favorites is "My dreams come from God and so does the ability to accomplish them." Go for it and have a great day!

Cat said...

What a peaceful, hopeful posting and I bet you did not even plan it to hit me that way?!

Kristin H. said...

You mention a second career and I think "What do you have in mind?" I am excited to hear your ideas and am behind you 100%. I think that's exciting!

sarah said...

awesome powerful sayings...everything to live free...and with joy...love the picture.

Anonymous said...

I love your faith. You have great words of wisdom that always seem to help me believe in myself. Thankyou.LOL,L

Cat said...

Wonderful posting - I copied a few down for myself! Thank you for sharing them.

Cat

Syd said...

Thanks for this. I feel as if my mind is kind of blank this week.

Paula said...

THis is so very uplifting and motivating. Exactly what I needed to hear today. Its time to include affirmation again. Thanks for being out there, thanks for sharing.