Daily Recovery Readings
April 8, 2017
AN INSIDE LOOK
We want to find exactly how, when, and where our natural desires have warped us. We wish to look squarely at the unhappiness this has caused others and ourselves. By discovering what our emotional deformities are, we can move toward their correction.
— TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 43
Today I am no longer a slave to alcohol, yet in so many ways enslavement still threatens—my self, my desires, even my dreams. Yet without dreams I cannot exist; without dreams there is nothing to keep me moving forward.
I must look inside myself, to free myself. I must call upon God’s power to face the person I’ve feared the most, the true me, the person God created me to be. Unless I can or until I do, I will always be running, and never be truly free. I ask God daily to show me such a freedom!
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
“Neither could we reduce our self centerdness much by wishing or trying on our own power. We had to have God’s help.”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, How It Works, pg. 62
Keep It Simple
It’s a simple formula: Do your best and somebody might like it.—Dorothy Baker
Our program is a selfish program. It tells us to let go of what others think. We’re staying sober for ourselves, not for anyone else. Our body
and our spirit are at stack. And we know what we need to do to stay sober. If we fell shaky about going to a party, we don’t go—no matter who gets upset. If our job makes it hard to stay sober, we get a different one—no mater who it upsets. It’s simple we must take good care of ourselves before we can be good to others. In doing this, we learn how to be a friend, a good parent, a good spouse. we have to care for ourselves to have good relationships. Do I believe it okay to be selfish when it comes to my program?
Prayer for the Day :
Higher Power, help me do what is best for my recovery, no matter what others think.
Action for the Day:
I will remind myself that staying sober is simple. I don’t use chemicals. And I work the program.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
You are determined to do everything you can to accomplish your agenda today. However, a close friend or partner might take you to task, demanding that you justify your choices. Steer clear of an emotional trap; you are not required to explain every little decision. Err on the side of caution now, especially if you sense that sharing your dreams will leave you feeling too vulnerable. Act on your gut instincts rather than second-guessing them. As the Chinese proverb advises, “The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.”