Med. Bk

Contribute to the Daily Meditations Book!  The Literature Committee still needs several hundred submissions to begin work on this book.  Here are the guidelines for creating and sending in your work: Guidelines.

In the meantime, we are editing and posting 1 meditation per month to inspire you in your recovery. **As of November 1st, 2017 this project is on hiatus until the Second Edition of the ABA book has been published. Thank you for your understanding.  

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Meditation of the Month

“Will” represents “…the mental powers manifested as wishing, choosing, desiring, or intending; a disposition to act according to principles or ends; power of controlling one’s own actions….”*

*By permission. From Merriam-Webster’s Desk Dictionary ©1995 by Merriam-Webster, Incorporated, at www.Merriam-Webster.com.

Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous, p. 97.

I have heard it said that my “will” is my mind. Step 3 is about making a decision to turn my will – my mind – over to the care of a God of my own understanding. I used to be baffled about how to do that. Later it dawned on me that when I turn something over to a human being I tell them what’s on my mind. In the same way when I turn something over to the care of God I tell God what’s on my mind. All of it, holding back nothing.

The main way I practice this is through journaling. I let it all out and write down what is on my mind. Then I give it to God. As a symbol of letting go I sometimes send an email to a separate address that I use for recovery.

As I take the time to write out what I am holding inside, my intimacy with God and self increases. This practice has made me realize that God and I are not as far apart as I thought we were. We are as close as an email.

 

Thought for the Day:

For today am I willing to choose for myself whether to let a God of my own understanding into my mind or not?

 

Submitted by SKB.
Copyright © 2017 by Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous

 

For previous months’ meditations please go to the archives page.

 

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