Alcoholics Anonymous Blog & Video July 6 2014
July, step seven month: humility. I caught sight on another media site where people were discussing humility. Any human development is a personal journey of discovery and humility can be profoundly difficult. Trying to understand humility and what it means personally is profoundly difficult. I try to surrender to the truth of now, moment to moment and experience the truth emotionally and spiritually. It is a rough ride.
I'm writing this one-day behind due to broadband failure and then a failure on my part to check whether it was back on. Sunday, the news across the world is shocking when it comes to humility and surrendering to the truth. And the distractions in the UK with big sporting events, and my desire not to engage too deeply with them because they are exhausting to watch and quite frankly watching is far less interesting than doing. And yet we are all keen observers of life, our own lives and to a lesser or greater extent, the lives of others. Another friend will be gone soon, I don't know them well enough to visit because that would be interfering.
Surrendering to the truth, overcoming belief and opinion to get to the truth, to work through denial and experience acceptance is done over and over again every single day. Depending on the strength of belief and opinion we have, surrendering to truth can be very difficult because we can deny everything we see when we don't like it, don't want it and don't need it. Surely life is not a battle, surely life is an experience? How truthfully we experience life depends on our flexibility to take on new real information in the moment of now.
I met one to interesting people during the week, this is a problem and recovery when we have things to do, when we are out and about, or just like me, if we are open honest and willing, and people start talking. I'm smiling when I say this, and one piece of advice was given to me, actually the person implored me to get myself a hat when cycling. Surrendering to this truth of wearing cycling helmet is very difficult when I never have worn a cycle helmet in the past and present.
Courage to change, facing doing the next right thing and try and find out what the next right thing might be, we need confidence to be able to do this and experience life as it is. The journey not the destination, progress not perfection, not even knowing what the journey is guarantees an extraordinary perfection in itself. And nobody knows what is right ultimately until we have the benefit of hindsight.
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