Daily Recovery Readings June 17, 2018
“DEEP DOWN WITHIN US”
We found the Great Reality deep down within us. In the last analysis it is only there that He may be found. . . . search diligently within yourself . . . With this attitude you cannot fail. The consciousness of your belief is sure to come to you.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 55
It was out of the depths of loneliness, depression and despair that I sought the help of A.A. As I recovered and began to face the emptiness and ruin of my life, I began to open myself to the possibility of the healing that recovery offers through the A.A. program. By coming to meetings, staying sober, and taking the Steps, I had the opportunity to listen with increasing attentiveness to the depths of my soul. Daily I waited, in hope and gratitude, for that sure belief and steadfast love I had longed for in my life. In this process, I met my God, as I understand Him.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
“Much to our relief, we discovered we did not need to consider anothers conception of God. Our own conception, however inadequate, was sufficient to make the approach and to effect a contact with Him. As soon as we admitted the possible existence of a Creative Intelligence, a Spirit of the Universe underlying the totality of things, we began to be possessed of a new sense of power and direction, provided we took other simple steps.”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, We Agnostics, pg. 46~
Keep It Simple
Each day provides its own gifts. —Ruth D. Freedman
Life is full of wonderful gifts. Recovery is life’s greatest gift to us. If we’re not excited about being sober, we need to check ourselves. Are we keeping something secret? Is there a sadness we need to talk about? Are we stuffing anger? These things eat away at our excitement for life.
Many addicts never get the gift of recovery. Those of us in recovery are special. We’ve been given a new life. There will be hard times. But the joy of getting a second chance will be stronger. Am
I grateful that I’ve been given recovery?
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, help me see recovery as a gift. I deserve this gift because I’m human. Help me to always accept this gift.
Action for the Day:
At the end of the day, I’ll list three gifts that this day has given me.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
It might feel like you’re living your life inside a fishbowl and everyone can see your dreams as if they are transparent. However, you’re not ready for your new ideas to become public just yet, tempting you to go into hiding in order to avoid being seen. You would love a bit more space to gather your thoughts, but additional time is not available to you now. Amelia Earhart said, “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.”