Today’s thought from Hazelden is:
How will you dream if you don’t sleep?
How will you hear yourself?
— Michael Dorris
Sleep is a wonderful gift in our lives. For eight hours, we rest our bodies. We let the thoughts, feelings, and events of our lives tumble through our sleeping minds as they sort themselves through our dreams.
But dreams are not always happy. Some of us are afraid to sleep. Our dreams scare us. We may dream about using again or about bad things that happened. But we shouldn’t let our dreams fool us. They are not reality. They are just feelings, thoughts, and memories working themselves out. In early recovery, there are a lot of things to sort out.
We create the reality of our lives by the choices we make when we are awake: how much we trust in our Higher Power, how we care of ourselves, how we treat others, how we work our program.
Prayer for the Day
Higher Power, help me listen to the messages of my dreams. Help me understand that my dreams will get better as my life gets better.
I will listen to my dreams. What is my mind working out in my sleep? If I remember my dreams, I will talk about them with my friends.
From the book:
God Grant Me. . . © 2005 by Hazelden Foundation