Daily Recovery Readings for September 13, 2017:
PEACE OF MIND
Do we lay the matter before our sponsor or spiritual adviser, earnestly asking God’s help and guidance — meanwhile resolving to do the right thing when it becomes clear, cost what it may?
— TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, pp. 86-87
My belief in a Higher Power is an essential part of my work on Step Nine; forgiveness, timing, and right motives are the other ingredients. My willingness to do the Step is a growing experience that opens the door for new and honest relationships with the people I have harmed. My responsible action brings me closer to the spiritual principles of the program — love and service. Peace of mind, serenity, and a stronger faith are sure to follow.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
Helping others is the foundation stone of your recovery. A kindly act once in a while isnt enough. You have to act the Good Samaritan every day, if need be.
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, Working With Others, pg. 97~
Keep It Simple
You must look into people, as well as at them. —Lord Chesterfield
When we were using alcohol and other drugs, we only looked at people. We treated them like objects. Often, we could only see how they helped us get high, or how they got in our way.
Now we can see others as people. We look into them. We learn about their feelings and thoughts.
We care about them. What a wonderful change! We are fully human again. We can have relationships.
When we look into others, we see life. We see beauty, courage, hope and love. We see bits of ourselves and our Higher Power. What a miracle life is.
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, help me be fully human today. Help me see You in others.
Action for the Day:
Today, I’ll look into someone. I’ll do this by having a talk with a friend. And I’ll really listen.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
Someone might think your self-protective nature could be detrimental, preventing you from reaching your goals. Oddly enough, most people don’t even know what your objectives are, no less your plans for achieving them. Meanwhile, you realize that when you don’t feel emotionally secure, you’re too preoccupied to concentrate on your to-do list. However, you transform into a miracle worker once you know your needs are met and your heart is safe from harm. Author Manprit Kaur wrote, “Don’t whittle your potential, just because others don’t believe in you. The only worthy question is do you believe in you?”