Daily Meditations

The common cold takes about ten days to run its course, and nothing I can do can alter that fact. With variations in time, this is true of most of my troubles.

For Today (p. 324)

Prayer can be only ‘Thank you’ — which is as appropriate in my need and distress as it is in my abundance and joy.

For Today (p. 328)

A loving heart makes its own prayer, and prayer makes for a loving heart.

For Today (p. 62)

I guard my abstinence and my program as though they were my dearest possessions–and they are.

For Today (p. 66)

I am a continuing miracle with whom God and OA are not yet finished.

Lifeline Sampler (p. 205)

I am thankful that I learned that abstinence–not adherence to a particular way of eating–is the goal.

Lifeline Sampler (p. 304)

I cannot be fat and serene, and I don’t want to be. Thin by itself is not necessarily well, but OA is teaching me how to be both thin and serene.

Lifeline Sampler (p. 339)

Our promise of recovery is in every OA meeting when we join hands, pray together and joyously, lovingly encourage one another:Keep coming back!

Overeaters Anonymous, 2nd edition (p. 17)

I ate compulsively for years over the fear and guilt I inherited from the traditional religion of my childhood. Today, God the quiet, the nurturing, the lover of peace–the one who calls me ’sweetheart’–is always at my side.

Seeking the Spiritual Path (p. 10)

No longer alone, no longer lost, I have truly been blessed with a power to love and guide me, Twelve Steps to lead me, and friends who will remind me this too shall pass.

Seeking the Spiritual Path (p. 105)

People like me are fortunate that ours is not a religious program; rather, it is a spiritual program.

Seeking the Spiritual Path (p. 111)

God puts skin on and comes to us in the form of other OA members.

Seeking the Spiritual Path (p. 16)

If I want to know whether I’m doing God’s will, all I have to do is observe what I’m eating. No matter what my head tells me about what I am or am not doing, if my food is clean, I’m on the right track!

Seeking the Spiritual Path (p. 28)

My concept of God as ‘man’ was limiting, but a briliant, white, loving light could be anywhere and do anything.

Seeking the Spiritual Path (p. 42)

If I want a relationship with God, I must do exactly what I do when I want relationships with people: I have to spend time with him, talk to him, listen to him.

Seeking the Spiritual Path (p. 5)

If the disease of compulsive overeating brings us together, our recovery keeps us together.

Seeking the Spiritual Path (p. 64)

In Step One, we learn the principle of honesty as we admit our personal powerlessness over food…that without help we cannot successfully manage our own lives.

The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous (p. 103)

In Step Two, we learn hope as we come to believe that a power greater than ourselves can restore us to sanity.

The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous (p. 104)

In Step Three, we learn faith as we make the most important decision we have ever made: to trust God–as we understand God–with our will and our lives.

The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous (p. 104)

In Steps Four and Five, we learn courage and integrity as we face the truth about our defects of character.

The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous (p. 104)