TIMING

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Definition of Timing:
The choice, judgement, or control of when something should be done.

Synonyms of
Timing:
Organize, fix a time for, book, prearrange, timetable, programme, plan, etc

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs.
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We hope you find them helpful.

Love in fellowship.

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We must know the nature of our weakness before we can determine how to deal with it There is a proper time for everything.

I must learn not to do things at the wrong time, that is, before I am ready or before conditions are right. It is always a temptation to do something at once, instead of waiting until the proper time.

Timing is important. I must learn, in the little daily situations of life, to delay action until I am sure that I am doing the right thing at the right time.

So many lives lack balance and timing. In the momentous decisions and crises of life, they may ask God’s guidance, but into the small situations of life, they rush alone.–24Hours | More…

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Wait until the time is right. It is self-defeating to postpone or procrastinate; it is also self-defeating to act too soon, before the time is right. An action taken too soon can be as ineffective as one taken too late. It can backfire and cause more problems than it solves. –The Language of Letting Go | More…

Some of us enter recovery with a working understanding of a Higher Power. Starting over in recovery means we can start over in our spiritual life, too. If we’re not comfortable with what we learned when we were growing up, we can try a different approach to our spirituality. We don’t have to understand everything all at once or find the answers to all our questions right away. Sometimes it’s enough just to know that other members believe and that their belief helps keep them clean. –Just For Today | More…

Clock time includes learning from the past so that we don’t repeat the same mistakes over and over. The enlightened person’s main focus of attention is always on the Now. Psychological time is always linked to a false sense of identity. Non-forgiveness necessarily implies a heavy burden of psychological time. If you set yourself a goal and work toward it, you are using clock time. You are aware of where you want to go, but you honor and give your fullest attention to the step that you are taking at this moment. Clock time then turns into psychological time. Your life’s journey is no longer an adventure, just an obsessive need to arrive, to attain, to ‘make it.’ The present moment is all you ever have. There is never a time when your life is not ‘this moment.’ Is that not a fact? –The Power of Now/Eckhart Tolle p.47-48.

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