Tuesday, 8 March 2011
Alcoholics Anonymous | Step 3 | March 8
Alcoholics Anonymous | Step 3 | March 8 |
Every man and woman who has joined A.A. and intends to stick has, without realizing it, made a beginning on Step Three. Isn't it true that in all matters touching upon alcohol, each of them has decided to turn his or her life over to the care, protection, and guidance of Alcoholics Anonymous?
Happy or sad we will find our path and serenity in loving our fellows ~ Wayne Dyer "A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe." Hurt people tend to hurt people, as we let go self harm we find harmony inside and harmony outside..
Give with generosity of heart, and our generosity to ourselves grows with each moment, cherish always ~ Maya Angelou "I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver." -/- Give without condition or expectation, always..
Every element and feeling we live has purpose, light and dark, every moment is our spiritual connection to life and now.. ~ Thomas Jefferson "Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine." Life is a balance elemental, emotional and spiritual..
If we hold a prejudice insides us about another, we hold a prejudice against ourselves, if we hold another on a pedastal we will knock them down.. ~ Albert Einstein "Everyone need be respected as an individual, but no one idolized." We can set ourselves and others for a fall, forgive and resent no one, or we waste time and perish in bitterness..
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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