Daily Recovery Readings
July 2, 2018
THE HEART OF TRUE SOBRIETY
We find that no one need have difficulty with the spirituality of the program. Willingness, honesty and open-mindedness are the essentials of recovery. But these are indispensable.
— ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 568
Am I honest enough to accept myself as I am and let this be the “me” that I let others see? Do I have the willingness to go to any length, to do whatever is necessary to stay sober? Do I have the open-mindedness to hear what I have to hear, to think what I have to think, and to feel what I have to feel?
If my answer to these questions is “Yes,” I know enough about the spirituality of the program to stay sober. As I continue to work the Twelve Steps, I move on to the heart of true sobriety: serenity with myself, with others, and with God as I understand Him.
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
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough. — Albert Einstein
None of us know anything for sure about the future. We don’t know if we’ll be sober tomorrow.
But we can be sure of this moment. We get sober by moments. Our sober moments then stretch into hours, day, and years
Our program tell us to live in the present moment. This is because we can control this moment
We can’t control the past or the future. We need to have a sense of control in our life. In our illness, we were out of control. This was because we wouldn’t live from moment to moment.
Each moment is filled with as much life as we can handle. Each moment is filled with enough to keep us alive, interested, and growing.
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, help me find You in each moment.
Action for the Day:
Today, I’ll stop and focus on the present moment. I will work to see how much control I can have if I stay with the moment at hand.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
Today’s cosmic weather supports roaming and adventure. Whether it’s enjoying a more scenic route to work or indulging in your daydreams, going with the flow brings a lightness of spirit and optimism. Breaking free from the mundane tickles your heart. Feel free to detach from your old philosophical ideals in the random pursuit of knowledge. Shaking up the status quo is the name of the game, so welcome new opportunities when they knock at your door. The possibilities are endless if you’re willing to embrace the unknown.