Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. Where there is patience and humility, there is neither anger nor annoyance. Where there is love and joy, there is neither greed nor selfishness. Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt. —- St. Francis of Assisi (paraphrased) You …∞
Alcoholics Anonymous members have made the Serenity prayer part of recovery. It asserts five basic elements of the recovery program. A belief in something other than ego-self Serenity – one of the goals of recovery Acceptance of …, e.g., loss of control Courage to make changes Wisdom of recovery that is gained from other members, …∞
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The miracle is this – the more we share, the more we have. –Leonard Nimoy Look around you at the happiest people you know. They are also the most generous and giving people. A generous spirit creates its own environment. In recovery we talk a lot about gratitude – and we have a lot to …∞
Quotations from ’Man’s Search for Meaning’ by Viktor E. Frankl On Choosing One’s Attitude “Everything can be taken from a man but …the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” p.104 “There is also purpose in life which is almost barren …∞
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There was a spiritual man who had a little boy that he loved very much. Everyday after work the man would come home and play with the little boy. He would always spend all of his extra time playing with the little boy. One night, while the man was at work, he realized that he …∞
It is sometimes said that humility is the most elusive virtue for to be truly humble one must be unaware of being so. Alcoholics, addicts and co-dependents work the 12 Steps so as to eliminate negative traits. Recovering humility is perhaps at the core of this journey. In his autobiography’ Benjamin Franklin shows the elusiveness …∞
Members of 12 Step Fellowships in recovery often catch themselves asking ‘why?.’ We are usually encouraged to talk to our sponsor, go to meetings; let go, let God. Good and most often successful solutions. But we are also usually encouraged to get active. These eight questions are complimentary to the 12 Step program. —— I …∞
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“Let go” are tiny words with huge rewards. If I want to, I can give up my attempts to control someone today.
To let go does not mean to stop caring, it means I can’t do it for someone else. To let go is not to enable but to allow learning from natural consequences. To let go is to admit powerlessness, which means the outcome is not in my hands. To let go is not to try …∞
Just for Today – Stay on the Beam “Today most commercial flying is done on a radio beam. A directional beam is produced to guide the pilot to his destination, and as long as he keeps on this beam he knows that he is safe, even if he cannot see around him for fog, or …∞
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