Author: Herb K.

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

A Meditation

Do you feel stuck?

Are you experiencing feelings that prevent your happiness: depression, insecurity, sadness, anger, fear, lack of confidence, failing? Is there something missing in your life?

Does your life include joy, passion, excitement, expectation, surprise and hope?

Ask yourself:
Am I too identified with my story? Do I manage my feelings; or do they manage me?
Is my primary attitude positive or negative?
Am I willing to endure short term pain for long term gain?
Do I embrace or avoid delayed gratification?

Pain, discomfort, and stress are signals. Something is amiss. Something is missing.

Our bodies have organic wisdom.

Do I pay attention to my instincts, inclinations, intuitions, inspirations?

How do I nurture and nourish myself?

What can I do better?

Am I striving to actualize who I (or others) think I “should” be? Or am I striving to actualize who I really am?

What are my actual core beliefs about:
Who I am?
My actual esteem of me?
Relationships with others?
Personal responsibility?

How do I behave in each of these beliefs?

Feelings are signals, pay attention. Listen to them; respect them; manage them; respond to them. They will direct you away from pain. They will lead you to freedom.

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.