From Our Fellows: Time Standing Still

It seems to me, at times, that time is indeed standing still. One week after another passes and I try to take stock of what I have done. Sometimes it’s hard. I, like many people, are getting tired of zoom meetings, although I am grateful that they exist right now.

I have measured the last two months in program doing something that I haven’t done in a long time. I started doing a reading and writing exercise that I found on the website. It has encouraged me to do reading from our literature from several sources and then write in answer to the queries that are suggested. So, that’s two tools! First reading literature and then writing. That sometimes leads to prayer and meditation and a gratitude list. I have found that this is a good way to start my day. My husband is out walking our dog, so I have this time in my house all to myself. Wonderful! I can also squeeze in a phone call sometimes to an OA buddy.

I’m a little wary of life returning to what was normal at this time last year. I think I was too busy and had too many distractions. This gives me something to contemplate. I want to arrange my life to support and enhance the spiritual side of my three-legged stool and always have time for that quiet half hour and for a couple of phone calls each day. OA gives me the map to guide my way. I seek guidance from HP to make good decisions as time goes on.


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