Daily Recovery Readings for February 12, 2018:
“THE ROOT OF OUR TROUBLES”
Selfishness–self-centeredness! That, we think, is the root of all our troubles.
~ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 62
How amazing the revelation that the world, and everyone in it, can get along just fine with or without me. What a relief to know that people, places and things will be perfectly okay without my control and direction. And how wordlessly wonderful to come to believe that a power greater than me exists separate and apart from myself. I believe that the feeling of separation I experience between me and God will one day vanish. In the meantime, faith must serve as the pathway to the center of my life.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
“Many of us keep liquor in our homes. We often need it to carry green recruits through a severe hangover. Some of us still serve it to our friends provided they are not alcoholic. But some of us think we should not serve liquor to anyone. We never argue this question. We feel that each family, in the light of their own circumstances, ought to decide for themselves.”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, Working With Others, pg. 102~
Keep It Simple
We are always the same age inside.—Gertrude Stein
Deep inside, we each have a child’s spirit. We still have many of the feelings we had when we were young. Some of us have a hurting child inside. There’s sadness, fear, or anger that hasn’t gone away. We’re still lonely, no matter how many people care about us. Our inner child needs special help to heal. We can be good parents to our inner child. We do this by being gentle and caring with ourselves. In time, this child can be a happy center in our hearts.
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, please heal the child inside of me a little more each day. Help my inner child be alive, free, and full of joy.
Action for the Day:
Right now, I’ll close my eyes for a minute. I’ll think kind thoughts about myself. Than I’ll say out loud, “Inner child, I love you. I’ll take good care of you.” I’ll do this two more times today.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
You can feel the weight of someone’s negativity and you’re not sure of the best way to handle it today. Ignoring the obvious isn’t a good idea because it sends a message of approval. Although direct confrontation isn’t your style, you’re more inclined to take an aggressive approach while irrepressible Uranus activates warrior Mars. Nevertheless, your best bet is to create a path of moderation between denial and overreaction. The solution may be as simple as a rational conversation where everyone gets to express their feelings without blaming anyone else. Set an example and tell the truth.