Disclaimer: I wrote these meditations in a small journal about 12 years ago. I was reading a large number of self-help books in that decade. I did not note any sources. If I have used anyone else's words I have not meant to take credit for them. Some of the ideas arose from sermons from my pastor, Stan Thornberg.
Reclaim your life.
Reclaim your power.
You have choices.
Express your needs.
Beware of being compulsively nice and therefore remaining silent in your pain. Stop being consumed with the desire to be more and do more.
Enjoy the moment.
Take time to relax and be content with where you are and who you are
in your journey of growth.
Celebrate your own uniqueness.
Seek moments of solitude to recharge your batteries.
Look inside for a deep inner calm.
There is a great danger in not feeling whole
You don't need things, people activities or sensations to be whole.
You can choose to be dependant or whole.
You have no deficiency inside yourself.
You are well and you are strong.
Seek to practic self command.
If you feel you must repress your true nature you are quietly dieing.
No one can meet all you needs;
no one lover, friend, child, pet, possession no matter how unique and precious,
no one is your life.
Your life is made up of many things
and life is full of beginnings and endings.
Embrace life and step forward,
clinging to nothing.
Be at peace.
When you feel jealous or suspicious
you are not trusting
and you are trying to control others.
You can't control anything and life is more rich anf full if you don't try.
Fell the freedom.
Open your heart's door wide and let the light of trust flood out.
Feel the joy.
Sometime trust is part of the transforming miracle of love and it is able to change the giver and the receiver.
Be vigilant in looking for ways to give sincere complements
and words of praise.
This is a gift of love and nurturing that never looses its value.
Br careful of criticism.
Cruel words cut to the heart and destroy as surely as violence.
Focus on the positive.
It is vitally important to every person to be praised,
to be noticed,
to be positively affirmed in their efforts.
A little applause can go a long way.
Ask what went right.
Reward people for even the smallest sucesses.
This includes the diversity within you.
Honor all of the sub selves--
the various characters that are within you.
Love and accept them into integration and wholeness.
Take a forgiving and optimistic view
of yourself, the world, events, and people.
I John 4:19 says
"Those who say 'I love God' and hate their brothers or sisters are liars;
for those who do not love a brother or sister whom they have seen, can not love God whom they have not seen. The commandment we have from him is this:
those who love God must love their brothers and sisters also."