While working in a computer program, I stumbled upon a few tricks that will make my work more productive. I’m not a computer genius, but I like to think I’m at least average with the technology. So, anytime I discover a way to make my work load lighter, it pleases me. I also am pleased when I stumble upon new spiritual insights that make my journey a little easier and simpler. One key is to be open to these insights when they come along. We could refuse to accept the ideas and stubbornly protest that “This is how I did it in the past and what was good enough then is good enough now.”
When we react out of stubbornness or pride, we often miss out on insights that could lighten our load and make life happier. It is all right for us to question the insights and make sure they do actually help us and don’t produce more work or stress. Stone Three of the Religious Recovery program encourages this questioning process when it states, “I question every experience, all information, personal motives—mine and others—including the ideas presented by The Religious Recovery Program.” And, Stone Four encourages us to discern what works and what does not when it states that, “It is my responsibility to discern what works for me and what does not, always remembering that what may not resonate with me today may resonate at another time.” There are many times when spiritual insights come along and we, and those around us, benefit from trying it on and finding out if it works for us.
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