Daily Recovery Readings
June 16, 2018
We found that God does not make too hard terms with those who seek Him. To us, the Realm of Spirit is broad, roomy, all inclusive; never exclusive or forbidding to those who earnestly seek. It is open, we believe, to all men.
— ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 46
Open-mindedness to concepts of a Higher Power can open doors to the spirit. Often I find the human spirit in various dogmas and faiths. I can be spiritual in the sharing of myself. The sharing of self joins me to the human race and brings me closer to God, as I understand Him.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
“…we were at Step Three, which is that we decided to turn our will and our life over to God as we understood Him. Just what do we mean by that, and just what do we do?
The first requirement is that we be convinced that any life run on self will can hardly be a success. On that basis we are almost always in collision with something or somebody, even though our motives are good. Most people try to live by self propulsion.”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, How It Works, pg. 60~
Keep It Simple
AA states that resentments is the “number one offender” among our members, that it puts more alcoholics in the graves than any other thing.—Stools and Bottles
We can get high on anger. That’s why it’s dangerous. We get a false sense of power from being angry. Our anger turns into resentments. Resentments turn into hate. Hate eats at our spiritual core.
We can get rid of resentments and hate through prayer and helping others. That’s why we we’re to pray for those who have wronged us, so our hearts don’t fill with hate. This why, we use our energy in a healthy way. And our serenity will grow as we see that anger no longer has so much power over our actions.
Prayer for the Day
Higher Power, help me stop using anger, resentments and hate for control over other people and advents I don’t like.
Action for the Day
I’ll list all the people I’m angry at. I’ll say a simple prayer for each of them.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
Your carefully considered emotional disclosure may catch someone off guard today. Although it’s not uncommon for you to harbor feelings for others, it’s not as often that you go out on a limb and share your inner process. You may not like putting yourself in such a vulnerable position, but it is the only way to test the waters of a potential relationship. Motivational speaker Trent Shelton said, “Never waste an opportunity to express your love to someone, because another opportunity is something life can’t promise.”