On awakening, let us think abou the twenty-four hours ahead. We consider our plans for the day. Before we begin, we ask God to direct our thinking, especially asking that it be divorced from self-pity, dishonest or self-seeking motives. Under these conditions we can employt our mental faculties with assurance, for after all God gave us brains to use. Our thought-life will be placed on a much higher plane when our thinking is cleared of wrong motives.
In thinking about our day we may face indecision. We may not be able to determine which course ot take. Here we ask God for inspiration, an intuitive thought or a decision. We relax and take it east. We don't struggle. We are often surprised how the right answers come after we have tried this for a whiel. What used to be the hunch or the occasional inspiration gradually becomes a working part of the mind. Being still inexperienced and have just made conscious contact with God, it is not probably that we are going to be inspired at all times. We might pay for this presumption in all sorts of absurd actions and ideas. Nevertheless, we find that our thinking will, as time paases, be more and more on the plane of inspiration. We come to rely upon it.
We usually conclude the period of meditation with a prayer that we be shown all through the day what our next step is to be, that we be given whatever we need to take care of such problems. We ask especially for freedom from self-will, and are careful to make no request for ourselves only. We may ask for ourselves, however, if others will be helped. We are careful never to pray for our own selfish ends. Many of us have wasted a lot of time doing that and it doesn't work. You can easily see why.
My plan for the day: collect all my work shit together that is laying around the house, take the bus to/from work, call my real estate agent, finish the inventory edit feature, complete the schedule, shop for Vegas clothing, pick up a roll of quarters, finish all my laundry.
My plan for the day does not include: keeping up with the crack bored while at work.