May 3 2013: step five in mind… Confession is an ancient discipline! Trying to get to the truth of now, can be quite difficult when people are protecting themselves and often the work they do. When we protect ourselves with lies, most likely we do not like ourselves, or what we have done. Writing step four, highlighting all the recollections of the past can feel quite daunting. When we share it with God, and another human being. Stripped bare, in the eyes of another person is always going to be difficult. Some say: "trust God and clean house." I do trust, to the "truth, love and wisdom of now." And the truth keeps on developing, learning love, how to love and how to be loved back. The wisdom of now grows and changes moment to moment…
It has been a difficult few weeks in practical terms. Trying to educate reluctant people about truth, and what to do as a consequence has been an education. Even when the truth is irrefutable, people will defend indefensible actions because they can. And because they think they can get away with it. Time is always precious, and spending time getting to the truth of some matters really is wasteful. Watching the news today, where we have elections in the UK, those who would defend ideology and the actions which have followed, have been given a bloody nose by the electorate. I do hope for change, sometimes any sort of change seems necessary… That's the trouble with ideology, you still get nowhere pretty quickly. When it comes to the truth of how we want to live, the truth will out always, if we choose the path of truth, it may be difficult, it will always be authentic, to thine own self be true… And be happy when you can!
Alcoholics Anonymous DonInLondon "Step Five Collection" May 3
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