Saturday, 5 March 2011
Alcoholics Anonymous | Step 3 | March 5
Alcoholics Anonymous | Step 3 | March 5 |
But just how, in these circumstances, does a fellow ‘take it easy?’ That’s what I want to know
Friendship and Fellowship, we are learning how to live, love and be loved, useful ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery "There is no hope or joy except in human relations." -/- Gentle, easy does it with a warm passion of experiencing life in the moment, our new and ever present reality...
Complicated by decades, simplified in one day ~ Henri Frederic Amiel "A man must be able to cut a knot, for everything cannot be untied; he must know how to disengage what is essential from the detail in which it is enwrapped, for everything cannot be equally considered; in a word, he must be able to simplify his duties, his business and his life." Truth of now keeps life simple in the moment...
Truth is the absolute simplicity, complicated in sharing ~ W. Somerset Maugham "Simplicity and naturalness are the truest marks of distinction." -/- Open, honest and willing, denial falls away, revealing our ever present moment of now, spiritual and complete...
Courage Faith and Confidence we feel good, Fear Brave Face and Ego we feel fixed? ~ Ernest Hemingway "I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after." -/- As we learn the difference, we learn and choose our preferences..
Into the fabric of recovery from alcoholism are woven the Twelve Steps and the Twelve Traditions, steps to be open honest and willing to learn, traditions to live unity service and recovery.
Step 3 "Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him" Practicing Step Three is like the opening of a door which to all appearances is still closed and locked. All we need is a key, and the decision to swing the door open. There is only one key, and it is called willingness. Once unlocked by willingness, the door opens almost of itself, and looking through it, we shall see a pathway beside which is an inscription. It reads: "This is the way to a faith that works." We find faith in doing the next right action, based on truth, love and wisdom we learn as life unfolds.
Open To Truth, Love And Wisdom of Others [we let go having to be right, self obsessed and self medicating our lives away into oblivion and harms way]
We find it amazing that the newcomer can start the A.A. program without any specific beliefs or, for that matter, without any beliefs whatsoever. All a person needs is the open-mindedness and the willingness to believe that WE BELIEVE this program works...
"God [it is what I understand to be God or a "Higher Power," always a personal understanding we have for ourselves, there is no AA or common understanding, simply what you believe] God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference" God is often understood to be: Truth, Love and Wisdom in the moment of now... your faith, your understanding.
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