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Self-Centeredness

12 Nov

A.A. Thought for the Day (Nov 10)
I am less self-centered. The world used to revolve around me at the center. I cared more about myself, my own needs and desires, my own pleasure, my own way, than I did about the whole rest of the world. What happened to me was more important than anything else I could think of. I was selfishly trying to be happy and therefore I was unhappy most of the time. I have found that selfishly seeking pleasure does not bring true happiness. Thinking of myself all of the time cut me off from the best in life. A.A. taught me to care less about myself and more about the other person. Am I less self-centered?

Meditation for the Day
When something happens to upset you and you are discouraged, try to feel that life’s difficulties and troubles are not intended to arrest your progress in the spiritual life, but to test your strength and to increase your determination to keep going. Whatever it is that must be met, you are river to overcome it or use it. Nothing should daunt you for long, nor should any difficulty entirely overcome or conquer you. God’s strength will always be there, waiting for you to use it. Nothing can be too great to overcome, or if not overcome, then used.

Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may know that there can be no failure with God. I pray that with His help I may live a more victorious life.

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