Daily Recovery Readings
July 2, 2017
THE HEART OF TRUE SOBRIETY
We find that no one need have difficulty with the spirituality of the program. Willingness, honesty and open-mindedness are the essentials of recovery. But these are indispensable.
— ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 568
Am I honest enough to accept myself as I am and let this be the “me” that I let others see? Do I have the willingness to go to any length, to do whatever is necessary to stay sober? Do I have the open-mindedness to hear what I have to hear, to think what I have to think, and to feel what I have to feel?
If my answer to these questions is “Yes,” I know enough about the spirituality of the program to stay sober. As I continue to work the Twelve Steps, I move on to the heart of true sobriety: serenity with myself, with others, and with God as I understand Him.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
“Every day is a day when we must carry the vision of God’s will into all of our activities. How can I best serve Thee—, Thy will (not mine) be done.” These are thoughts which just go with us constantly.”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, Into Action, pg. 85~
Keep It Simple
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough. — Albert Einstein
None of us know anything for sure about the future. We don’t know if we’ll be sober tomorrow.
But we can be sure of this moment. We get sober by moments. Our sober moments then stretch into hours, day, and years.
Our program tell us to live in the present moment. This is because we can control this moment
We can’t control the past or the future. We need to have a sense of control in our life. In our illness, we were out of control. This was because we wouldn’t live from moment to moment.
Each moment is filled with as much life as we can handle. Each moment is filled with enough to keep us alive, interested, and growing.
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, help me find You in each moment.
Action for the Day:
Today, I’ll stop and focus on the present moment. I will work to see how much control I can have if I stay with the moment at hand.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
You could lose your temper if someone says they will do something today, and then turns around and does the complete opposite. Your tendency is to hide your disappointment because you don’t trust how people will respond to your strong feelings. Unfortunately, withholding your emotions still sends mixed messages that further complicate your existence. Recognize the impermanence of a temporary situation. As Beatles George Harrison wrote, “All things must pass. All things must fade away.”