Sunday, November 4, 2007

Meditation on Inventory Focus: Melody Beattie

I've had the book -52 Weeks of Conscious Contact by Melody Beattie - a long time. I just starting using her book as another daily spiritual reading. I'm on Week 1, Day 4: Inventory Focus.

Here is Day ~4~

Some problems are slow-burners. We live with them for a long time and get used to mucking about in them.

Other problems strike hard and fast, coming down on us like a hailstorm.

It can be difficult, when the storm hits, to remember that the journey is a benevolent and holy one, a process that is working with us to help us learn something new.

Inventory Focus: Are you going through a situation right now that feels torturous, like it's happening for no reason other than to irritate or punish you? Can you believe, just a little, that what you're going through right now is a valuable part of your life and that an overall benevolent process is taking place? Can you at least believe that this situation has the possibility of shaping you in valuable ways and bringing gifts to your life?

Gratefully, I am not going through a hard time right now. However a number of very special friends are going through hard times.

I'm thinking of you and hope you know how much I love you.

5pm sunset tonight.

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