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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

What I Do Today

In A.A. we forget about the future. We know from experience that as time goes on, the future takes care of itself. Everything works out well, as long as we stay sober. All we need to think about is today. When we get up in the morning and see the sun shining in the window, we thank God that He has given us another day to enjoy because we're sober, a day in which we may have a chance to help somebody. Do I know that this day is all I have and that with God's help I can stay sober today?

Some may think it a bit irresponsible to not worry about the future. That the future will take care of itself. The operative word here, however, is worry. I have plenty of goals that I hope to see come to fruition. Some are for today... Some may be a little down the road. I just know that I can't stress out about something that hasn't happened yet. Whatever the future holds, the things I do now will ensure that it's great. All insecurity and worry will do is slow me down. Perhaps even bring some old behaviors back to the surface.

It's only natural to experience anxiety in the face of the unknown, but there are healthy ways of dealing with it. Through God and working the steps I have learned how to better let go of tomorrow and concentrate on shaping it by what I do today.

And today was a good day. Work went well. Had a couple of thunderstorms blow through. I like thunderstorms. The boss bought the staff Popeye's chicken, which one day I will learn may only be a good idea while you're eating it. Still appreciated it, though. Good stuff, just very greasy.

Anyhow. Early day tomorrow so I'll be going to bed soon.

Have a great night, world!


  1. One of the best posts ever! We know who holds tomorrow!

  2. I find it very interesting how Eckhart Tolle puts it, that according to him there is no past and there is no future. The past and the future are in our minds, they are only thoughts. Everthing really is build up on thoughts, your self-image for instance. The true you is not your thoughts, but it is your awareness. The awareness of thoughts is what essentially is you.

    And by that he means, live in the NOW. And whenever one finds the time, for instance when doing stuff automatically like standing in the elevator or sitting on the bus or doing the dishes to then enter stillness, to allow the presence behind the thoughts to be all there is. No worries, no past, no future, just essentially YOU :-)

    Thunderstorms indeed are cosy, glad to hear you had a good day!

    Take care Jay!