Monday, 7 March 2011
Alcoholics Anonymous | Step 3 | March 7
Alcoholics Anonymous | Step 3 | March 7 |
Once we have placed the key of willingness in the lock and have the door ever so slightly open, we find that we can always open it some more. TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 35
Let go, let truth, good conscience and wisdom shared guide us [God] ~ Buddha "Believe nothing, unless we feel it agrees with our own reason and our own common sense."
As we let go prejudice and old thinking, we make room for new outlooks and new living ~ Wayne Dyer "Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you." -/- Empowered in sobriety we open the door to life in reality as life is today..
Sharing experience, strength and hope, offers an insight to sober living ~ Swami Sivananda "Always do good to others. Be selfless. Mentally remove everything and be free." -/- It is not our concern what others do, simply what we do in this world today and always, now!
We can multi task our lives away, skimming the surface and missing the deep.. ~ Swami Sivananda "Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success." Busy wears us out, cherish and savour the moment of now where we experience reality..
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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