One Day at a Time

The Recovery Group’s RECOVERY MEDITATIONS ~ ONE DAY AT A TIME, nominated in the LISTSERV Choice Awards -- The Mailys 2013

The members and trusted servants of The Recovery Group take pride in presenting to you their original recovery reflections and meditations relating to our experience of working the 12 Steps. We receive invaluable inspiration and connection as we discover that none of us walks this journey alone. Our walls of isolation, shame and pain are removed brick-by-brick when we see that others have passed this way before us and have not only survived, but thrived! We hope that you will be encouraged as you read this inspired collection of the experience, strength and hope of people working the Twelve Step recovery program.

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This section of our website includes 365 Meditations. We have provided a sampling within the grid below. Click on the title and the Meditation page will open. To read additional Meditations, click on the months listed below and a year’s worth of Meditations will be there for your inspiration.


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“Men at some time are masters of their fates.”

William Shakespeare


"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."

Albert Einstein


"Within each of us lies the power of our consent to health and to sickness, to riches and to poverty, to freedom and to slavery. It is we who control these, and not another."

Richard Bach


"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved."

Helen Keller


"A new world is not made simply by trying to forget the old. A new world is made with a new spirit, with new values."
Henry Miller


"We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us."

Joseph Campbell


"Only I can change my life.
No one can do it for me."

Carol Burnett


"You keep carryin' that anger,
and it'll eat you up inside."

Don Henley


"Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can't build on it; it's only good for wallowing in."

Katherine Mansfield


" 'Come to the edge,' he said.
They said, 'We are afraid.'
'Come to the edge,' he said
They came. He pushed them.
... and they flew."

Guillaume Apollinaire


"Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding."

Kahlil Gibran


"We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us. We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves."

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