Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Father Leo Daily Meditations #essentialsofrecovery

LEISURE

“It is seldom an American retires from business to enjoy fortune in comfort. . . . We work because we have always worked and know no other way.”
~ Thomas Nichols 

For years, I rushed around being busy—and I missed me. I spent far too much time trying to please people by doing things—and I missed me. I was a workaholic whose only value was in what I could achieve—and I missed me.

Today I can relax in my sobriety because sobriety has enabled me to relax. I can sit and do nothing and it is okay. Life is about “being,” not “doing.” Spirituality is about taking time out for me because I am worth it. “Be still and know that I am God,” wrote the psalmist.

In the silence of self, I have discovered the meaning of life. I have found God. In my leisure, I pause to appreciate these gifts.

Thank You for creating the feelings of peace that come from leisure. 

© 2008 Leo Booth 
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