Sunday, 6 March 2011
Alcoholics Anonymous | Step 3 | March 6
Alcoholics Anonymous | Step 3 | March 6 |
Letting go fear, wanting to put on a brave face, hiding behind a mask of ego [defects Step 6]. Open, honest and willing to develop our courage, faith and confidence [shortcomings. Step 7] ~ Wentworth Miller "Confidence is at the root of so many attractive qualities, a sense of humor, a sense of style, a willingness to be who you are no matter what anyone else might think or say.." -/-
Change is part of nature when we are young.. and remains so if we stay young at heart ~ Jack Welch "Willingness to change is a strength, even if it means plunging into total confusion for a while." -/- We need work at change because.. simply we are all worth it!
We help another, we feel happier? Provided we do some good, and not be a do gooder ~ Gerald Jampolsky "Through our willingness to help others we can learn to be happy rather than depressed." Better to help someone asking than seek out a target? We cannot fix anyone, we may help someone..
Sanity restored, just for today, sober life is a choice ~ Leo Buscaglia "What we call the secret of happiness is no more a secret than our willingness to choose life." -/- Relapse and slips bring back the insanity where there are no choices in living but to see it through the bottom of a glass.. and at rock bottom. We can come back from the brink in fellowship...
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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