The “Just for Today” meditation for January 19th focuses on the importance of maintaining perspective and not exaggerating our problems in recovery. It’s easy to fall into the trap of blowing problems out of proportion, turning molehills into mountains. This tendency can disrupt our serenity and lead us away from living in the here and now.
One effective way to combat this tendency is to remind ourselves of the positive aspects of our situation. For example, if financial worries loom large, instead of obsessively calculating liabilities, we can acknowledge our efforts to manage expenses and trust that as long as we’re doing our part, a Higher Power will take care of the rest. This approach helps us focus on solutions rather than getting lost in the magnitude of the problem.
Recovery teaches us that we don’t need chaos to feel excitement or drama in our lives. We learn to find joy and interest in the reality of our daily experiences without the need for self-created crises. By keeping our problems in perspective, we can enjoy the process of recovery and the serenity it brings.
This approach to problems isn’t about ignoring them but about seeing them for what they really are. It’s about finding balance, staying grounded in reality, and enjoying the journey of recovery without unnecessary turmoil.