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Two and a half hours

A friend in Program says:

Recently a dialog between a sponsor and her sponsee appeared in a blog on the Web. The sponsee had worked Steps 1 thru 9, and the discussion turned to the last three Steps.

The sponsor reminded her sponsee of the distance she had come since she ceased her active addiction, and the miracle that had taken place in her life. She asked her sponsee if she would like to repeat that process now with respect to her defects of character that she had identified in Step 6. Naturally, the sponsee replied that she would.

"How much time would you be willing to devote to that process?" asked the sponsor.

"As long as it takes," replied her sponsee.

"Would you be willing to devote two and a half hours to it?"

This seemed a relatively small amount of time to the sponsee, so she said Yes.

Her sponsor replied:

"For the next thirty days, meditate for five minutes each morning, every morning. Thirty times five -- one hundred and fifty minutes. Two and a half hours."

When we start to meditate, things start to change. Even a small amount of time, routinely dedicated to meditation, can yield great results. For an investment of two and a half hours, our lives can be transformed.

"The spiritual life is never one of achievement:
it is always one of letting go."

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