Daily Recovery Readings
July 3, 2017
EXPERIENCE: THE BEST TEACHER
Being still inexperienced and having just made conscious contact with God, it is not probable that we are going to be inspired at all times.
— ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 87
Some say that experience is the best teacher, but I believe that experience is the only teacher. I have been able to learn of God’s love for me only by the experience of my dependence on that love. At first I could not be sure of His direction in my life, but now I see that if I am to be bold enough to ask for His guidance, I must act as if He has provided it. I frequently ask God to help me remember that He has a path for me.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
“Life will take on new meaning. To watch people recover, to see them help others, to watch loneliness vanish, to see a fellowship grow up about you, to have a host of friends this is an experience you must not miss.”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, Working With Others, pg. 89~
Keep It Simple
We are only as sick as the secrets we keep.— Anonymous
It is dangerous for us to keep secrets. Shame builds, and we’ll want relief. We may turn to alcohol or other drugs. True relief comes by talking about our secrets, by sharing who we really are with others. Our program helps us live a life based on honesty. Our program helps us battle shame. We don’t keep secrets anymore. We start our meetings and share what we tried to keep secret before.
” Hi, my name is____________, and I’m am alcoholic.” ” Hi my name is_____________, and I’m a drug addict.” We keep telling our secret, and the shame gets less and less.
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, I pray to live an honest life.
Action for the Day:
I’ll list any secrets I’ve been keeping. I’ll talk with my sponsor about them.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
Although sharing your fantasies takes courage, it also requires a methodical approach today. Your feelings are running deeper now, so just blurting your truth at the first opportunity might seem out of context to others. Don’t just jump directly to the punchline; tell your story from the beginning so everyone can follow along. Often, the fastest route isn’t the best one when it comes to delivering your message. Consider your audience before opening your mouth.