Robert wrote:What great insights....to read tim-one,and jim w.shows me RECOVERY DOES HAPPEN,along w/the others.To see first hand ,in black and white healthy thinking is VERY encouraging.My mind at times has a mind of it's own and my perceptions of me and the world around me can seem real,feel real,but in reality my PERCEPTIONS are not reality based,i may be buying in to some old belief system and at the moment NOT SEE IT AS "OLD IDEAS" as HOW IT WORKS puts it.
Yep! Recovery does happen... when we take the initiative, apply the effort and take continuous constructive action to MAKE IT HAPPEN!
I share the experiences that Robert wrote about above. And, because of the insight and participation of you guys and girls here in the forum... this site is my favorite place for keeping me on the path of healthy thinking!
Tim-One wrote:Our journey is short. It only takes 24 hours. Then we get a new journey on the same road. I hope I never get to the end. That would mean God is finished with me.
For me... it's shorter than that! The distance is the inches between my head and my heart... and the speed of thought is faster than the speed of light! My journey in life is one heart-beat and one-thought at a time! And, as long as I stay in this moment of understanding... I can experience the awareness of practicing a conscious presence of God, as I understand God. And, as long as I do that -- I'm with the Alpha and Omega... where there is no beginning and there is no end. I in Him and He in Me -- and In Him I live and walk and have my being... Therefore, I and Him and the Journey are One.
Jim W. mentioned, the key above: Integrity. Integrity is acting, doing and being at one with the truth of "what is" -- To do this -- my head and my heart and my actions -- need to line-up in the same place -- at the same time -- honestly, within myself and with others -- just as if God is really present with me -- even during the times that I don't think He is around and that truth is not important.
Integrity is like a sledge-hammer on the Ego. It keeps it flat and straight to it's Higher Purpose.
Tim-One wrote:"In the counsel of many is wisdom."
That is SO true!!!
Unfortunately, it is also true... that at times... "the counsel" of the "many" ... is far from Wisdom -- because "the many" are not consciously seeking the Presence and Giver of True Wisdom. And, for this reason, I believe that it's important for me to make effort and take actions to improve my conscious contact with God, as I understand Him, asking for the knowledge of His will for me, the power to carry it out... and the Wisdom to know the difference.
If I seek and act -- with Honesty and Integrity -- being "At One" with "What is"... I'll be standing on the safety of Higher Ground.
Will I make mistakes? Of course, I will. I am blessed to be an imperfect person! And, my "mistakes" will simply be lessons to be learned during the search of Wisdom!