I was / am in AA for 4 years now but have kinda been letting it slip as I spend more and more time with Recovery Dharma …although for me I see the need for both programs for me… and working on healing trauma. But I was reading this and reminded what a beautiful meditation Just For Today is …
Just for Today I will try to live through this day only, not tackling my whole life problems at once. I can do something at this moment that would bother me if I felt that I had to keep it up for a lifetime.
Just for Today I will try to be happy realizing that my happiness does not depend on what others do or say, or what happens around me. Happiness is a result of being at peace with myself.
Just for Today I will try to adjust myself to what is and not force everything to adjust to my own desires. I will accept my family, friends, my business, my circumstances as they come.
Just for Today I will take care of my physical, intellectual, and spiritual health.
Just for Today I will do an act of service for someone else without being found out. If anyone finds out about it, it will not count. I will do at least one thing I do not want to do, and I will perform an act of love for my neighbor.
Just for Today I will try to go out of my way to be kind to someone I meet; I will be friendly and act appropriately, I will dress becomingly, talk low, be courteous and not critical, I will not try to control situations or other people.
Just for Today I will have a program. I may not follow it perfectly, but I will have it.
Just for Today I will stop saying, “if I had time.” I will never “find time” for anything. I will have to take time.
Just for Today I will make time to meditate and seek serenity, truth, and acceptance of myself and others.
Just for Today I shall be unafraid. Particularly, I shall be unafraid to be happy, to enjoy what is beautiful, and what is lovely in life.
Just for Today I will accept myself and live to the best of my ability.
Just for Today I choose to believe that I can live this one day.
May all of us be happy.