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Twenty Four Hours a Day Daily Meditation

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Aug 12th, 2014
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Considered a classic and the first daily meditation book for alcoholics in recovery, you can't go wrong with

Twenty Four Hours a Day Daily Meditation

First published in 1954, the book has over 9 million copies in print.   Also known as "the little black book", this one has been revised a little bit over the years and is now published by Hazelden but is much the same as the original.  I have had this one since I got sober and have read it off and on over the years.  I like the way that it is organized in that there is a "daily thought", "meditation" and "prayer for the day" for each day.  If one of them doesn't get me, another usually will.

Look to this day,
For it is life,
The very life of life.
In its brief course lie all
The realities and verities of existence,
The bliss of growth,
The splendor of action,
The glory of power --

For yesterday is but a dream,
And tomorrow is only a vision,
But today, well lived,
Makes every yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.

Look well, therefore, to this day..” - Sanskrit Proverb, by Kalidasa (beginning of Twenty Four Hours a Day)

One thing to consider about this book is that it is geared towards recovering alcoholics.  Now, that doesn't mean that it wouldn't be helpful to nearly anyone and everyone.  However, if you didn't know this ahead of time and purchased a book that had Big Book quotes in it, it could be off-putting.  That being said, this is one of the most widely read and used daily meditation books in the world and I highly recommend it.

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