DR – October 25, 2017

Daily Recovery Readings
October 25, 2018

Daily Reflection

A.A.’s HEARTBEAT

Without unity, the heart of A.A. would cease to beat; . . .

— AS BILL SEES IT, p. 125

Without unity I would be unable to recover in A.A. on a daily basis. By practicing unity within my group, with other A.A. members and at all levels of this great Fellowship, I receive a pronounced feeling of knowing that I am a part of a miracle that was divinely inspired. The ability of Bill W. and Dr. Bob, working together and passing it on to other members, tells me that to give it away is to keep it. Unity is oneness and yet the whole Fellowship is for all of us.

From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.

Big Book Quote

“These men had found something brand new in life. Though they knew they must help other alcoholics if they would remain sober, that motive became secondary. It was transcended by the happiness they found in giving themselves for others.”

~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, A Vision For You, pg. 159~

Keep It Simple

Love thy neighbor as thyself, but choose your neighbor.—Louise Beal

In our program, we learn a lot about loving ourselves. Then we start to see how this helps us love our neighbors. We learn to love ourselves honestly, seeing our strengths and our weaknesses. We learn to see others honestly . We learn how much to trust ourselves and when to get extra help. We learn how much to trust others too. We learn to love ourselves with a love that’s honest and challenging. We learn to love others this way too. We learn to care about others without losing our common sense. We learn to protect our spirits from harm.

Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, help me see others clearly. Help me love them. But help me choose carefully who I trust.

Action for the Day:
Today, I’ll list three people I trust the most, and I’ll write down why.

Daily Horoscope – Cancer

Participating in a round-table discussion means that instead of finding a way to cooperate with one or two individuals, you need to tactfully communicate with a larger group. A pecking order naturally evolves, even if others seem unaware of this unspoken dynamic. If you’re comfortable with the role you are assigned, you’re likely to be okay with whatever group decisions are made. Everything’s less stressful when you’re not married to any strict outcome. In flexibility you will find peace of mind.

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