Daily Recovery Readings
April 12, 2018
GIVING UP INSANITY
. . . where alcohol has been involved, we have been strangely insane.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 38
Alcoholism required me to drink, whether I wanted to or not. Insanity dominated my life and was the essence of my disease. It robbed me of the freedom of choice over drinking and, therefore, robbed me of all other choices. When I drank, I was unable to make effective choices in any part of my life and life became unmanageable. I ask God to help me understand and accept the full meaning of the disease of alcoholism.
Big Book Quote
“We think it no concern of ours what religious bodies our members identify themselves with as individuals. This should be an entirely personal affair which each one decides for himself in the light of past associations, or his present choice.”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, There Is A Solution, pg. 28~
Keep It Simple
Life I love you, all is groovy.-–Paul Simon
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, help me let go of my fears and enjoy life. I haven’t always known how to enjoy life, but Working the Twelve Steps is more than recovery from alcohol or other drug addiction. It’s also about how to enjoy life. Our illness pulled us toward death. Our spirits were dying, and maybe our bodies were dying. Now our spirits are coming to life. We feel more alive than ever before. Our feelings are coming alive. We feel hope and faith, love, and joy, and even hurt and fear. We notice the sunshine as well as the clouds. We know life needs both sunshine and rain, both joy and pain. We are alive. You can teach me. All life is from You, so teach me to be free in Your light and love.
Action for the Day:
Right now, I can think of at least three things in life that make me feel like sunshine. What are they?
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
Taking a break from the real world can be rejuvenating to your soul as long as your excursion into the fantasy realms is a round-trip. The Moon’s current alignment with surreal Neptune occurs in your 9th House of Distant Horizons, inspiring you to see your future through an idealistic lens. Fortunately, you’re capable of enjoying your unfulfilled dreams now, whether or not they come true. Your imagination is an endless source of hope. Oscar Wilde wrote, “I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex.”