Daily Recovery Readings for November 15, 2017:
Those of us who have come to make regular use of prayer would no more do without it than we would refuse air, food, sunshine. And for the same reason. When we refuse air, light or food, the body suffers. And when we turn away from meditation and prayer, we likewise deprive our minds, our emotions, and our intuitions of vitally needed support.
TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 97
Step Eleven doesn’t have to overwhelm me. Conscious contact with God can be as simple, and as profound, as conscious contact with another human being. I can smile. I can listen. I can forgive. Every encounter with another is an opportunity for prayer, for acknowledging God’s presence within me. Today I can bring myself a little closer to my Higher Power. The more I choose to seek the beauty of God’s work in other people,
the more certain of His presence I will become.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
It did not satisfy us to be told that we could not control our drinking just because we were maladjusted to life, that we were in full flight from reality, or were outright mental defectives. These things were true to some extent, in fact, to a considerable extent with some of us. But we are sure that our bodies were sickened as well. In our belief, any picture of the alcoholic which leaves out this physical factor is incomplete.
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, The Doctor’s Opinion, pg. xxvi~
Keep It Simple
The best way to know God is to love many things.—Vincent Van Gogh
Now that we’re in recovery, we’re learning to love people. We’re learning to love nature.
We’re learning to love new ideas about life. The result? We love the way we feel now that we’re taking care of ourselves.
Is our Higher Power really so close? Can we really find our Higher Power just by loving many things? Yes! When we love, we wake up that part of us that is part of all creation—our spirit. We really come to life when we love!
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, remind me that You are near when I love someone or something. The energy of love come from You.
Action for the Day:
I will list three things I love that help me know my Higher Power is near me.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
A new boss might be overbearing today, and you don’t know how to fit the extra work into your busy schedule. Unfortunately, it seems like everyone is expecting more than you can hope to deliver. Your growing anxiety about letting someone down may be unsettling, but you can overcome your worries by focusing on the desired goal rather than the fear of failure. Thankfully, the cosmos supports your efforts to meet your obligations now. Your positive attitude coupled with hard work will take you further than you think. J.K. Rowling wrote, “Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.”