Choose Love

It’s a fact, clear and simple, that any unhappiness is attributable to our own perception, our own response to the people and activities surrounding us. Trying to blame others for how we feel won’t work once we begin working the Twelve Steps. ~ Casey, Karen. A Life of My Own: Meditations on Hope and Acceptance (Hazelden Meditations Book 1) . Hazelden Publishing. Kindle Edition.

Only we can make ourselves unhappy.
It is a choice and can be, should be,
a conscious one! We have two options
available in each interaction with others.
We can love and act on that love
or we can allow anger, resentment,
or negativity toward others involved,
no matter whether they approach with love or fear.
Alone we have two choices no matter
that the negative thoughts want to dominate.
If we learn anything in Twelve-Step Recovery
it’s that we’re responsible for our own thoughts and actions
and we can always choose to recover!

I hang out with my guru in my heart. And I love everything in the universe. That’s all I do all day. ~ Ram Dass