Wednesday, 7 March 2012

March 7 | AA 12 Steps In Action | Step 3 | 2012 | Alcoholics Anonymous

March 7 | AA 12 Steps In Action | Step 3 "Let Go" | 2012 | Today's AA daily reflection: "willingness to keep on learning without prejudice." I was always a fast learner and very good at putting things into practice. Especially drinking alcohol! And alcohol eventually stopped me in my tracks. One day at a time, living in the moment offers the best learning experience ever, providing I have an open, honest and willing outlook.

I went to see my doctor yesterday, for results regarding my type I diabetes and related ailments. As part of the process, I wrote down everything on a one-page summary. I felt I was open honest and willing to share everything. Unfortunately for me, my doctor could only feedback two items of news. And all the other stuff I needed to share could not be discussed. I went from denial, to anger and frustration, depression and then acceptance. It was very difficult and then the gift! Referral to a specialist clinic at my local hospital where they really know how to help me on a day-to-day basis. I learn, I forgive and make progress and it will never be perfect…

Coping with reality, letting go and making the best of the worst situations, it really is difficult. I can do this because I have learned to let go and be flexible. Rather than sit in anger and frustration, which has fear and feelings of being undermined, willing and letting go opens the door to solutions rather than creating bigger and nasty problems for myself and others…

And currently the government is devolving responsibility and power to local medical practices. Recognising that the medical practices are intransigent and unable to manage these responsibilities is quite obvious to me. And the result? Undermining a very fragile national health service, creating chaos and failure at national and local levels. And today on top of all this I have toothache because I am waiting to have a wisdom tooth removed by a specialist practice, who must have a waiting list as long as eternity…

Apart from that, life is okay today, and the serenity prayer," 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…"

DonInLondon 2005-2011

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..

AA Daily Reflection: THE KEY IS WILLINGNESS ~ 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

The willingness to give up my pride and self-will to a Power greater than myself has proved to be the only ingredient absolutely necessary to solve all of my problems today. Even the smallest amount of willingness, if sincere, is sufficient to allow God to enter and take control over my problem, pain, or obsession. My level of comfort is in direct relation to the degree of willingness I possess at any given moment to give up my self-will, and allow God’s will to be manifested in my life. With the key of willingness, my worries and fears are powerfully transformed into serenity.

Step 3 "Let Go" Reading Video Link:

"Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him"


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