Daily Recovery Readings
July 25, 2018
THOSE WHO STILL SUFFER
For us, if we neglect those who are still sick, there is unremitting danger to our own lives and sanity.
— TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 151
I know the torment of drinking compulsively to quiet my nerves and my fears. I also know the pain of white-knuckled sobriety. Today, I do not forget the unknown person who suffers quietly, withdrawn and hiding in the desperate relief of drinking. I ask my Higher Power to give me His guidance and the courage to be willing to be His instrument to carry within me compassion and unselfish actions. Let the group continue to give me the strength to do with others what I cannot do alone.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
“An alcoholic in his cups is an unlovely creature.”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, Bill’s Story, pg. 16~
Keep It Simple
If the spirit within us withers (dies), so to will all the world we build around us.
This is what happened during our illness—our spirits were dying. Our relationships were dying. this is because addiction is death.
And recovery is life! The Steps breathe like into us. Our groups breathe life into us. We start to heal because we once again feel hope. We’re less afraid of what tomorrow may bring. As our hope grows, others feel it too.
We’re starting to slowly rebuild our world. We’re building our world on the Twelve Steps and their message of hope.
Prayer for the Day:
I give myself to life. Higher Power, work with me as I rebuild my world.
Action for the Day:
I’ll talk with a friend about hope. I’ll see my hope as a sign of how close I am to my program.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
Things are up in the air and you need to get comfortable with the instability sooner than later. Humanitarian endeavors are alluring now, but their best implementations may be elusive at the moment. Cultivate harmony and beauty in your immediate environment. Watch for the tendency to be possessive or restrictive. Examine where your own habits keep you stuck. The oscillation between your relationship to self and others may appear to be at odds, but integration will come if you remain patient and open to change.