INSPIRATIONS

Definition of Inspiration: the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially something creative.
Synonyms of Inspiration: creativity, inventiveness, innovation, innovativeness, ingenuity, imagination, originality, individuality, etc.

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs.
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Change is what happens when the pain of holding on becomes greater than the fear of letting go! – Inspirations

I need to be granted patience and resolve when I have the urge to assume the worst or jump to false conclusions. Things are not always what they seem, so take time to think before you react

Knowing about God and knowing God are very different things. –Inspirations

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Inspirations never go in for long engagements; they demand immediate marriage to action. –Brendan Behan | More…

God speaks to us in many ways at many times. If we are spiritually alert, we will know it when it happens. A stray thought occurs; we overhear a bit of conversation; a passage in something we are reading suddenly stands out—and we know we have connected.

A feeling of assurance and peace comes over us. The trouble is that we might acknowledge this contact only briefly, and then it slips away. The time to act passes. The favour we could have done; the advice of support we could have offered; the help we could have given or received—all are missed opportunities. –In God’s Care |  More…

Pray and wait for the answer. If you don’t get an answer, that’s the answer. –Anon

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. To be really good at anything, we must believe in some creative force that helps us excel.

When we see that force at work, we stand in awe at the wonderful and mysterious gift we have been given. –Today’s Gift | More…

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Worst Day Ever? –By Chanie Gorkin

Today was the absolute worst day ever
And don’t try to convince me that
There’s something good in every day
Because, when you take a closer look,
This world is a pretty evil place. Even if
Some goodness does shine through once in a while
Satisfaction and happiness don’t last. And it’s not true that
It’s all in the mind and heart
Because
True happiness can be obtained
Only if one’s surroundings are good
It’s not true that good exists
I’m sure you can agree that
The reality
Creates
My attitude
It’s all beyond my control
And you’ll never in a million years hear me say that
Today was a good day

**Now read from the bottom to top.

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Nobody tackles anything without some inner drive that says they can. That’s inspiration. The good news is that we can “trade” inspiration with each other.

We can give it away when a friend is in need, and we can borrow it back when we’re feeling uncertain about a direction or a task. It matters not where we get it. It is simply easier for us if it is one of the gifts passed on in our homes. –Keepers of the Wisdom/Karen Casey | More…

Each instance is fresh, unlike all the times before. And inspiration can accompany each moment, if we but recognize how special it is.

Acknowledging that something can be gained each step along the way invites inspiration. Inspiration moves us to new heights. We will be called to step beyond our present boundaries.

Whenever inspiration catches our attention, we can trust its invitation; we are ready for the challenge it offers. –Each Day A New Beginning/Karen Casey | More…

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