November Energy and Changing Self

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.

— Rumi —

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself…

November Energy and Within You

Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.

— Hermann Hesse —

Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself…

November Energy and Acceptance

Is there no more significant waste of energy than to waste it on something outside our control?

— JMeyer —

Is there no more significant waste of energy than to waste it on something outside our control?

Measuring Thanksgiving

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.

— W.T. Purkiser —

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving…

November Energy and Compassion

If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.

— Jack Kornfield —

If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete…

November Energy and Me Too

Taking care of yourself doesn't mean me first; it means me too.

— L.R. Knost —

Taking care of yourself doesn’t mean me first; it means me too…

November Energy and Light

An empty lantern provides no light. Self-care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brightly.

— Unknown —

An empty lantern provides no light. Self-care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brightly…

November Energy and To-Do

Put yourself at the top of your to-do list every single day, and the rest will fall into place.

— Unknown —

Reflection A statement I often heard while attending AA meetings was, “Your recovery is a selfish program.” I recall asking my AA sponsor how to justify working a selfish program after my addiction born from selfishness and self-centeredness had nearly wrecked my life. He explained that all aspects of my life would rise and fall…

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November Energy and Soul Needs

Caring for your body, mind, and spirit is your greatest and grandest responsibility. It's about listening to the needs of your soul and then honoring them.

— Kristi Ling —

Caring for your body, mind, and spirit is your greatest and grandest responsibility. It’s about listening to the needs of your soul and then honoring them…