Standing Still

July 1, 2009

God's Hands

God's Hands

Greetings, fellow trudgers on “the road of happy destiny”…

As we walk this road, many of us face difficulty letting go of painful and repetitive—yet comfortingly familiar—patterns of thought and behavior. These might be the very same things that have kept us locked in “self-constructed prisons,” tied down in the “bondage of self,” yet we know them as old friends, and turn to them over and over.

I came across this wonderful passage:

“We found that the most healing antidote to the gnawing pain of our struggles and doubts was to turn over any questions concerning the outcome of our withdrawal to God, or to whatever Power we felt was helping us to abstain from our old patterns.

“Through all of this we became, one day at a time, available to ourselves. By the simple act of “standing still,” we inaugurated a relationship with ourselves based on growing self-honesty, trust and intimacy.

“Now we knew that our goal was to lay the foundation for a personal wholeness. How this would translate into personal relationships or careers, we did not know. But what we did know was the the externals would eventually develop around this inner foundation of wholeness, and come to reflect our inner state.”

Happy Trails!