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Are you doing the same old thing expecting a different outcome?

The first time I heard that the definition of insanity was repeating the same behavior, over and over again, expecting different results; I knew my name had been called.  I simply had never known I could make an entirely new choice in how I interpreted what others were doing or […]

Marking the 75th Anniversary. . .

I just returned Tuesday night from the 75th AA International Convention in San Antonio, thus my absence from the blog site.  It was a wet, very humid event but filled with great talks, lots of encounters with friends, new and old, and for me, 9 hours of greeting friends and […]

By July 10, 2010 10 comments Karen's Musings

Fear can stop us from all growth. . .

The first three decades of my life, fear dogged me constantly because I was always trying to be what I imagined some one else wanted me to be.  Or the converse; rebelling against the expectations of others.  The love I sought felt conditional so my behavior was always a reaction […]

There are two voices calling to us all the time. . .

I became “a student” of A Course in Miracles more than twenty-five years ago.  Along with the twelve steps, which I laid claim to in 1975, my life is quite peacefully guided every moment of the day if I adhere to the principles each offers as the blueprint for contentment. […]

The count down has begun. . .

I go into the hospital for hip replacement surgery February 11th.  My gait gives it away to onlookers.  I have been hobbling for some time now.  It began with a simple pain that worsened into a constant ache.  It’s reminiscent of my condition about a decade ago.  It was my […]

Not being overly attached to others is a sign of growth. . .

Detachment is taking responsibility for our own life. Not blaming others for anything that has happened to us in this life is the mark of spiritual maturity. It’s also a goal that most of us have to spend years striving to attain. It’s not unusual to want to make others […]

Simple things we can do to become more hopeful. Now. . .

1. Ask God for help. 2. Let go! 3. Surrender. 4. Do one thing to inspire joy in some one else’s life each day.  And make a note of this in a small note book. 5. Choose kindness with every response and feel it change your heart. 6, When feeling […]

My gratitude is overflowing. . .

I woke up this morning so happy to be alive and so grateful that I have been given, through my books and personal interactions at workshops and lectures, millions of opportunities to connect with all of you.  In 1974 when I first entered a 12 Step room in Minneapolis, MN, […]

Deciding to be grateful can change the tenor of every moment. . .

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day but I feel a strong sense of gratitude every day of my life.  I have recently started another 4th Step inventory, recalling fond memories from my childhood.  The less fond ones don’t need my attention any more.  But I do think each memory, those painful ones […]

Getting back to basics. . .

I just returned from a wonderful week end retreat in Nags Head, North Carolina, with 160 fabulous women.  I led the group through a series of presentations on a journey for creating more hope in our lives.  And true to form, my own level of hope for making the changes, […]