Do I Own My Life?

Author: Herb K.

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
herbk12@hotmail.com
www.herbk.com

A Meditation

Do I Own My Life?

Reality is what it is 100% of the time.

It is not necessarily what I think, feel, want, or expect it “should” be.

Each of my decisions suggests action. Each action has consequences. If I pay attention, I learn from the consequences of my decisions and actions:

  • Do they result in the desired outcome?
  • If not, what can I do differently?

My behavior reveals my beliefs – does my behavior lead to my inner peace, joy, and sense of worth? Or does my behavior lead to suffering? Are my “shoulds” based on reality as it really is? Or do my “shoulds” reveal a faulty belief system?

I am 100% responsible for my thoughts, feelings, and especially my behavior.

Do I have a self-directed life? Do I listen to my needs as revealed by my feelings?

Do I take care of my needs, especially the basic ones?


Herb K. was given the gift of freedom from alcohol February 21, 1984. As a result of the application of the Twelve Steps as contained precisely in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, he experienced a profound spiritual awakening in 1988. Since then he has been very involved in carrying the message of recovery through presentations, facilitating workshops, and leading retreats.

He has authored three books to help people access the instructions and confirm the actual process contained in the Big Book for experiencing a spiritual awakening: Practicing the Here and Now: Being Intentional with Step 11 (2017), Twelve-Step Guide to Using the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book (2004) and Twelve Steps to Spiritual Awakening: Enlightenment for Everyone (2010). His books are available on Amazon and other locations.

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