Daily Recovery Readings
July 13, 2018
A NOURISHING INGREDIENT
Where humility had formerly stood for a forced feeding on humble pie, it now begins to mean the nourishing ingredient which can give us serenity.
— TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 74
How often do I focus on my problems and frustrations? When I am having a “good day” these same problems shrink in importance and my preoccupation with them dwindles. Wouldn’t it be better if I could find a key to unlock the “magic” of my “good days” for use on the woes of my “bad days?”
I already have the solution! Instead of trying to run away from my pain and wish my problems away, I can pray for humility! Humility will heal the pain. Humility will take me out of myself. Humility, that strength granted to me by that “power greater than myself,” is mine for the asking! Humility will bring balance back into my life. Humility will allow me to accept my humanness joyously.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
<b><u>Big Book Quote</b></u>
” When we saw others solve their problems by a simple reliance upon the Spirit of the Universe, we had to stop doubting the power of God. Our ideas did not work. But the God idea did.”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, We Agnostics, Page 52~
<b><u>Keep It Simple</b></u>
Most of the evils of life arise from man’s being unable to sit still in a room.
Our program teaches us to slow down. We learn to slow down by taking time out. During these times-outs, we look at our values and see if we’re staying true to them.
Because of that, meditation is an important part of our program. It teaches us to slow down. Our Higher Power wants us to have fun and play. But we need to bring our Higher Power along. Remember, our Higher Power loves fun. We can have fun, but not at the expense of others.
Prayer for the Day:
I pray for help so I can remember my values. Higher Power, teach me to have fun. Teach me to be true to You at the same time.
Action for the day:
Today. I’ll three times mischief has been good fun. I’ll talk with a friend about the difference between trouble mischief and fun mischief.
<b><u>Daily Horoscope – Cancer</b></u>
Your sense of self-worth is up for review today. You may experience a sobering understanding of how you behave in your commitments and partnerships. Everyone desires love but not everyone is ready to receive it. Are you truly complete within or are you searching for someone to fill an emotional black hole? Heal old heartbreaks, renegotiate vows, and release limiting beliefs. Integrate the facets of your being into wholeness before you seek to create intimacy with another. The seeds of love sprout from within.