Monday, 10 June 2013

Alcoholics Anonymous | June 10 | DonInLondon | Step 6 "Let Go"

June 10 2013: step six in mind… "Chatting with my sister, she and my mother had a barbecue over the weekend. Neither drinks much alcohol these days, and the small amount of wine they had gave them a hangover and an agreement to have a teetotal week." I was amused about the idea of a hangover, I was hung over for about thirty-five years." Normal people: if something gives them a headache, they stop. I on the other hand, would have "a hair of the dog at the weekend" and at the end, there was no end to drink. Step six defects: ego and pride soldiering on beyond hangovers into long term hung over, affecting life and everything. Step seven. These days: sober one day at a time, courage, faith and confidence to greet each day and live it, with no need or even thought about drink? I am hopeful, one day at a time…

Any day we can be driven into anger and resentment about the world and global issues, local and home and personal issues. Step six, where fear, pride and ego could drive us bonkers, or step seven: courage to change our approach, faith in doing the next right thing and being fair about what has happened and confidence to look at the big picture and see the world as it is, rather than the expectation and the resentments that are truly under construction at any time… Setting my expectations to zero each morning, a better chance of good opportunities prevails today…

Alcoholics Anonymous DonInLondon "Step Six Collection" June 10 2013

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