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)