Alcoholics Anonymous Blog November 23 2014 "Truth Love Wisdom”
A very rainy day, and yet over 100 people get to the meeting on a Sunday morning. All about wanting, needing more of something. Romance and finance, striving, filling the gap. And if it doesn't fill the gap, until we realise all we need to do is utilise what we have now to cope and make best use of our time. Prayers looking out at the world and meditation to reflect on what we can and cannot do today seems to be my solution. And I am content, needs met, wants forgotten.
All it takes in this wonderful world is to connect and share time, to experience friendship, to love one another without conditions. It certainly didn't happen overnight, and if I did not practice and pray and meditate, I doubt progress would be made. Progressing into the moment of now, can seem like an eternity until we arrive and find peace in the company of fellows on the same journey.
Not everyone experiences these moments, it takes time. And serenity can disappear if we take on the ill will of some who have issues with who we are and what we do. Every day, we will find ourselves in mixed company, a company of people with different agendas, different priorities and different outlooks. And even those with ill will towards us need not undermine our serenity when life is difficult for them. Pride ego and fear and the defects are available to everyone, and the same is true if we do not find the courage, faith and confidence to be ourselves. Let go that worry about others on their journey, they too have a right to be here.
I feel good even on a dark dank rainy morning in London. And I'm grateful for everything Fellowship shows each day and how I may be of service and the can and cannot do, the wisdom learned on the way into the moment of now where serenity is possible. We all need work, or we would find no point to our existence. And work on the inside job only becomes apparent through time. We all find our useful endeavours if we are open to the possibilities of now. Gratitude indeed...
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