Alcoholics Anonymous Blog/Video Nov 22 DonInLondon Step 11 "Truth Love Wisdom"
"Love, forgiveness, harmony, truth, faith, hope, light, and joy to every human being."
November 22, 2013 Step Eleven Month: "sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood him, praying only for knowledge of his will for us and the power to carry that out." What is the foundation of emotional and spiritual living? The answer for me is very simple: "truth love and wisdom in the moment of now." "Yesterday’s emotional and spiritual: "truth love and wisdom yesterday." The emotional and spiritual path is evolution one day at a time.
One man’s foundation for emotional and spiritual living may not be the same understanding as another. Which does make life difficult. So each and every person on the planet is making progress one way or another on their emotional and spiritual path. Wise words: "judge not," come to mind because emotional and spiritual life is often included in religious beliefs which have been held by generations and doctrine which forces inclusion to a particular outlook and a particular cult, sect, organisation, society which can distort "truth, love and wisdom," to fit a particular belief system. I hope you have your own beliefs and opinions and keep on forming your beliefs and opinions based on your truth, love and wisdom of humanity. Simply we are best served when we don't judge other people and their outlooks.
And I don't want to judge what is right for you, it is difficult enough to keep on learning the truth love and wisdom of now without interfering with other people and what is working for them. Alone, I only have one outlook and I would not have come to any conclusions about the collective truth, love and wisdom of humanity. Without Fellowship I would not have been able to consider anything remotely in terms of developing an emotional and spiritual outlook, I would have expired long ago.
Anonymity in Fellowship provides opportunity to find a new way of living, find truth love and wisdom in the moment of now and the on a journey of recovery and be on a path of emotional and spiritual living. A safe place within Fellowship to understand the strength of powerlessness, being restored to sanity, letting go old ways and asking for help, understanding our natural instincts and clarifying truth with another human being, what it is to be drifting backward and how to move forward, willing to make amends and then make them without doing further harm, admitting when we make mistakes, seeking clarity and assistance, and finally having the humility to share experience, strength and hope to the good of life today. Developing our own personal values, beliefs and opinions to the good of living today.
Revelations about the way leaders within our society congregate together, how they are vulnerable to every human frailty, how they become vulnerable to corruption, lose sight of the truth, love and wisdom of now is really important. Exclusion at the top, hidden vices and public virtue serves no one in society. The more the truth is hidden, the more corruptible the big ideas of life become. Anonymity and secrecy is not helpful in society, it is a means of control over truth love and wisdom today. Which is why I share for myself and not for anyone else. And common sense can be the rarest commodity on the planet when the agenda is hidden and the prospects limited.
Maybe I feel fortunate to be able to find out how to live to the truth love and wisdom of now, it was not always the case, to survive and be successful, to be part of something and have fun often undermined and stopped me from learning. Learning what was right for me as an individual and as a member of society. I did not have clarity and purpose beyond what others aspired to, to be successful. A good day, a bad day and ugly days do not have to divert me from my principles and values on my emotional and spiritual path in life. I don't want to have to hide away from the truth of now, where love is now and wisdom grows moment to moment. Open, honest and willing, truth love and wisdom become clearer one day at a time.
Anonymity: "the quality or state of being unknown to most people: the quality or state of being anonymous." In the context of what happens within Fellowship anonymity works and serves everyone, equalising and supporting open decision-making, keeping people level and out of harm’s way. Anonymity otherwise can promote suspicion, control by edict, manipulation and distortion. And the truth these days always comes out. Transparency and truth always prevails, the problem being any one of us can deny it because we don't like it. I am a recovering alcoholic one day at a time and I like being in recovery today.
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