QUIET TIME

Definition of Quiet Time: regular individual sessions of spiritual activities, such as prayer and meditation.
Synonyms of Quiet Time: concentration, reflection, rumination, self-examination, etc.

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs.
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We hope you find them helpful.
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Quiet Time was an expression widely used by Sam Shoemaker. Quiet Time included Bible study, prayer, receiving revelation from God, and the use of devotional books.

Many of us have found that setting aside quiet time for ourselves is helpful in making conscious contact with our Higher Power. Most of us pay lip-service to the value of conscious contact with a Higher Power.

Yet how many of us consistently take time to improve that conscious contact? In the hustle and bustle of the recovering addict’s day, many of us end up going from morning to night without taking time out to improve our conscious contact with the God

A “quiet time” need not be long. Minutes taken regularly each day, renews and reinforces an already lively contact with our Higher Power.–Just For Today | More…

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Each morning a new sun for a new day arises. Each morning the sweet perfume from the Mother Earth spreads across the land.

This combination of sun, earth, smell and quiet is a magic door for me to enter to kneel before the Grandfathers. The sacred time to commune with the Great Spirit. –Elders Meditations | More…

Aloneness and Quality Time: At the beginning of each day, we think about what we’d like to accomplish.

In the evening, we may want to review the day’s events, and our reactions to them.
Keeping a journal at these times is a helpful tool for self-discovery. We often get a better perspective on ourselves as well as our experiences. –The Reflecting Pond/Liane Cordes | More…

How many times have we heard a nugget of wisdom from an unlikely source? Each of us can remember the comfort of a smile, a kind word, or a piece of sound advice from someone whom we least expected it from. Perhaps this was God’s way of reminding us that we all have value to each other and to God. –In God’s Care/Karen Casey | More…

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Everything on the earth has a purpose and a reason for its existence. Every human being is a warrior and every warrior has a song written in his/her heart and that song must be sung or the soul forever remains restless.

This song is always about serving the Great Spirit and helping the people. This song is always sung for the people.

Many times I need to learn much about the difficulties of life. I need to know this, so I must experience it. Then I can be of use to the people. –Elders Meditations | More…

Oxford Group ‘Quiet Time and Guidance’ by going into a trance or semi-trance state and carrying out automatic writing. At least half a million copies of this famous pamphlet by John E. Batterson, How to Listen, were distributed by the Oxford Group.

There is a tradition of preparing for one’s day by getting quiet and tapping into the intuitive voice that resides in each of us. Here is a technique that has been used for more than 80 years by the members of the Oxford Group. –Hindsfoot.com | More…

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