Run while you have the light of life ….. Nobody who walks in the dark knows where he is going ……
Prologue to Rule of St Benedict, John 12, 34
Spirituality, for me, means listening to the deeper levels of our experience with a sense that there is something completely trustworthy and good to be found there. In this listening, many recognise the life-giving presence of God in us, challenging and surprising us with new understanding and insight.
Tom McGuinness SJ
We are not at peace with others because we are not at peace with ourselves. We are not at peace with ourselves because we are not at peace with God.
“To be nobody but
yourself in a world
which is doing its best day and night to make you like
everybody else means to fight the hardest battle
which any human being can fight and never stop fighting.”
― E.E. Cummings
“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster” – Nietzsche
God I give to You all that I am and all that I will be for your healing and direction. Make new this day as I release all my worries and fears, knowing that you are by my side. Please help me to open myself to Your love, to allow Your love to heal my wounds, and to allow Your love to flow through me and from me to those around me. May your will be done this day and always. Amen
When I stopped living in the problem and began living in the answer, the problem went away.
Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book, p419 4ed.
“We found the Great Reality deep down within us.
In the last analysis it is only there that He may be found
Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book p55
” Our book is meant to be suggestive only . We realize we know only a little.”
Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book, p164
Quotes are a very personal indicator of motivation and inspiration, and can help to address some of the underlying emotional drives that can fuel peoples alcoholism and addiction