Daily Recovery Readings for August 10, 2017:
REDOUBLING OUR EFFORTS
To a degree, he has already done this when taking moral inventory, but now the time has come when he ought to redouble his efforts to see how many people he has hurt, and in what ways,
— TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 77
As I continue to grow in sobriety, I become more aware of myself as a person of worth. In the process, I am better able to see others as persons, and with this comes the realization that these were people whom I had hurt in my drinking days. I didn’t just lie, I lied about Tom. I didn’t just cheat, I cheated Joe. What were seemingly impersonal acts, were really personal affronts, because it was people—people of worth—whom I had harmed. I need to do something about the people I have hurt so that I may enjoy a peaceful sobriety.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
“In our belief any scheme of combating alcoholism which proposes to shield the sick man from temptation is doomed to failure. If the alcoholic tries to shield himself he may succeed or a time, but usually winds up with a bigger explosion than ever. We have tried these methods. These attempts to do the impossible have always failed.”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, Working With Others, pg. 101~
Keep It Simple
There are time we must grab God’s and walk forward.— Anonymous
Sometimes we struggle with being part of the problem, instead of being part of the solution.
Inside we know this, but somehow we can’t Let Go and Let God.
To let go takes faith that the outcome will be okay. When we have faith, we know our Higher Power believes in us and will guide us. When we have faith, we believe in ourselves.
When we let go, we let go of our need to always be right. Letting go first takes place on the inside. Letting go allows us to change how we view what’s happening. Often, all we really need is this change of attitude. This is the beauty of faith: it allows us to see the same thing in different ways.
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, permit me to let go. Let me see that believing in You must also mean believing in myself.
Action for the Day:
I will review my life since entering the Twelve Step program. I will work at seeing what good partners my Higher Power and I make.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
Your uncertainty is more of an asset today than a liability because it encourages you to keep your heart open. You don’t normally ask for other people’s input when you already have all the answers. Fortunately, your friends may be instrumental in helping you gain the clarity you seek. Sharing your hopes for the future is fine, but don’t turn it into such a big deal that you forget about the here and now. Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh says, “The present moment is the only moment available to us, and it is the door to all moments.”