DR – February 9, 2018

Daily Recovery Readings for February 9, 2018:

Daily Reflection

GETTING THE “SPIRITUAL ANGLE”

How often do we sit in AA meetings and hear the speaker declare, “But I haven’t yet got the spiritual angle.” Prior to this statement, he had described a miracle of transformation which had occurred in him—not only his release from alcohol, but a complete change in his whole attitude toward life and the living of it. It is apparent to nearly everyone else present that he has received a great gift; “. . . except that he doesn’t seem to know it yet!” We well know that this questioning individual will tell us six months or a year hence that he has found faith in God.

— THE LANGUAGE OF THE HEART, p. 275

A spiritual experience can be the realization that a life which once seemed empty and devoid of meaning is now joyous and full. In my life today, daily prayer and meditation, coupled with living the Twelve Steps, has brought about an inner peace and feeling of belonging which was missing when I was drinking.

From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.

Big Book Quote

“If we are planning to stop drinking, there must be no reservation of any kind, nor any lurking notion that someday we will be immune to alcohol.”

~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, More About Alcoholism, pg. 33~

Keep It Simple

You may be very proud of your recent contribution to a group effort, but don’t understand the mixed reviews you are currently receiving. Some people appear to go out of their way to make sure you know how much they appreciate all your hard work. But there are others who are more critical and point out your shortcomings. Look for the nuggets of truth in the feedback and let the rest go. Actor Spencer Tracy said, “It is up to us to give ourselves recognition. If we wait for it to come from others, we feel resentful when it doesn’t, and when it does, we may well reject it.”

Daily Horoscope – Cancer

You may be very proud of your recent contribution to a group effort, but don’t understand the mixed reviews you are currently receiving. Some people appear to go out of their way to make sure you know how much they appreciate all your hard work. But there are others who are more critical and point out your shortcomings. Look for the nuggets of truth in the feedback and let the rest go. Actor Spencer Tracy said, “It is up to us to give ourselves recognition. If we wait for it to come from others, we feel resentful when it doesn’t, and when it does, we may well reject it.”

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