Recovery, for me, was not just getting clean or sober. Recovery also involved finding a new spiritual attitude.
I was often reminded of the saying; ‘The man I was was a drinker. The man I was would drink again.’ I had to change. And false humility was my primary character defect, I was in denial and I needed the wisdom of the 12 Step fellowship to help.
If one places ‘Principles Before Personalities’ and deals with ‘First Things First’, one approaches genuine humility, where there is enormous inner power.
Use the 12 Steps to approach humility and you may find the following coming about.
Approaching Humility you will begin to;
- Free yourself from the demands of your ego, and there is no limit to where you can go.
- Let go of your desire to control others, and you vastly improve the ability to control, focus and direct your own actions.
- Let go of the illusion that you already know it all, and you open yourself to higher levels of enlightenment.
- Move beyond the need to blame, and you gain a greater degree of responsibility.
- Get past the impulse to place judgments on others, and you’re able to focus much more clearly on matters of real and lasting value.
- Give up the thought that you’re better than everyone else, and a whole new world of opportunity opens up to you.
- Stop seeking unfair advantage, and you’re free to develop an unstoppable effectiveness.
- Quit demanding the most and start expecting the best. You’ll experience a level of true abundance that you never before could have imagined.
- Live each moment with humility, love, respect and gratitude for the whole of life that surrounds you. And you will find a treasure that has no end.
“If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.”, Mother Teresa