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I have recovered from the disease of Alcoholism. I believe there is only one person really,.. everybody. And that peace of mind is everything. -So treat your neighbor as you would treat yourself, because your neighbor IS yourself. I think most of recovery is what I would call common sense, but that learning to be ordinary is a true gift very few people acquire. My ambition is to accept everything unflinchingly, with compassion, and therefore be intrinsically comfortable in my own skin, no matter what. I am comfortable being uncomfortable and am willing to go to any lengths to improve my life. I believe the Big Book was divinely inspired, and is extraordinarily powerful. Unfortunately AA's best kept secret a lot of the time. (In my opinion). I just try to do what works, no matter what it is.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Prayers in unexpected places

Love, lift me out of these blues
Won't you tell me something true
I believe in you

This is from the U2 song Elevation. I can see the entire song as a prayer, but my favorite bit is this. I love the whole 'song as prayer' thing. Well it works for me anyhow. I love the 'hidden' prayers in things. They seem to be everywhere sometimes. Like Kenny's street sign not so long ago. (See recovery road blog to see the street sign thing)
Anyway just thought I'd share that. So many songs are full of wonderful prayers.

8 comments:

Sober Chick said...

Ya it is kinda like our blogging. I am sure we have produced some wonderful lyrics for a tune, now all we need is a band and singer. Hmmm, U2 will do.

It is amazing what we see when our eyes and ears are really open. Hope you are enjoying your Thanksgiving weekend. :)

recoveryroad said...

That's a great way of looking (listening?) at music. Like it a lot. Thanks.

Music is important to my recovery.

Trudging said...

Wonderful

Pam said...

Yes, sometimes when I turn on the radio, and it is in the middle of a love song.....I think they are singing about God, until I hear the complete song :)

Carly said...

Reminds me of this quote by Bono:

"The music that really turns me on is either running toward God or away from God. Both recognize the pivot, that God is at the center of the jaunt."
~Bono

Shannon said...

I love it when we are aware of the prayers with in songs, or the message with in signs, posts, others sharing ect...
hope you have a great MOnday

Dharmashanti said...

I'm a total U2 fan for that very reason.

Shannon said...

Happy Tuesday just coming by to say HI :)