Daily Recovery Readings for August 27, 2017:
CENTERING OUR THOUGHTS
When World War II broke out, our A.A. dependence on a Higher Power had its first major test. A.A.’s entered the services and were scattered all over the world. Would they be able to take the discipline, stand up under fire, and endure . . . ?
— AS BILL SEES IT, p. 200
I will center my thoughts on a Higher Power. I will surrender all to this power within me. I will become a soldier for this power, feeling the might of the spiritual army as it exists in my life today. I will allow a wave of spiritual union to connect me through my gratitude, obedience and discipline to this Higher Power. Let me allow this power to lead me through the orders of the day. May the steps I take today strengthen my words and deeds, may I know that the message I carry is mine to share, given freely by this power greater than myself.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
“Neither could we reduce our self-centeredness 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
Things do not change, we do. —Henry David Thoreau
There are still as many bars as there were when we were drinking. There are still lots of drugs around. The world hasn’t changed. What’s changed is that we now live a different way of life.
We’ve learned that, for us, alcohol and other drugs are poison.
For us, there are now two worlds: the world we left behind, and our new world of recovery. In our old world, we’d try to get everyone else to change. We had the right. In our new world, we look for ways we can change for the better. In our new life, we’re willing to change.
Prayer for the Day:
I pray that I may be like a mighty river, always changing.
Action for the Day:
I will list changes I need to make in my new life.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
Your feelings are running fiercely strong today, like an ocean current that is cutting a deep channel. People who don’t know you well might think you’re shy, but you’re holding back your emotions because they are powerful enough now to sweep others off their feet. However, you’re willing to share your desires and fears with someone who can meet you in those deeper waters without needing a flotation device. Joseph Campbell wrote, “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure that you seek.”