Author: Herb K.

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

A Meditation

1. Identify specific positive feelings when they happen and determine their source.2. Remember and repeat the thought, attitude, or behavior that generated them.

3. Regularly do an inventory of contributions to your well-being:

Consistent sleep –
7½ to 9 hours a night;

Healthy meals –
variety of color; measured quantities;

Daily practice of meditation –
get a teacher and an accountability partner;

Reveal all secrets –
also role of accountability partner;

Identify source of each emotional disturbance and talk about it –
also role of accountability partner;

Set boundaries with everybody –
get a wisdom mentor;

Try something different and accept the awkwardness –
also role of wisdom mentor;

Address damage done to others –
also role of accountability partner;

Foster self-esteem –
do estimable actions, especially random acts of anonymous kindness;

Evaluate sense of balance in all aspects of your life –
is everything in all areas in alignment?

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.