Alcoholics Anonymous Blog December 13 2014 "Freedom To Choose”
A fabulous morning, two good meetings, and in between a chat with a friend about, "can do, cannot do and judge not." The rational brain, the thinking part, can deny anything and produce emotional torment. Denial of the truth in the moment of now can be awkward.
In between meetings, a wedding on the Kings road, at the old town hall. As the wedding party leaves, men running along the road with just the smallest of tight bathing suits, having fun on a charity run. Very funny and appreciated by the wedding guests.
Our spiritual Saturday lunch meeting, where we read out the spiritual experience is always good and today it seemed like the number of people had almost doubled since last week. Wherever I go I meet people I know. And the beauty of the spiritual experience is living in the moment of now, and trying to be in the moment of now. The last sentence of the reading, we can be in everlasting ignorance if we have contempt prior to investigation. How we respond in the moment of now is an emotional, always emotional response and then we think about it, hopefully to see how we fit in, or don't as we choose.
Twelve steps to encourage us to utilise all our senses and wits as best we can. We always have changing circumstances all day long, and we learn as we go, or we don't depending on how well our senses are put to use. Not easy when we have a grumbling head full of things we don't like. And a meeting can bring is back into this one moment which counts as long as we don't count the moments until our next expedition into the future. Living in the moment is where everything happens and everything can be lost.
It's been very humorous today, seeing friends and new people in recovery. What a lovely and delicious day so far. And now it's time for rest and relaxation! Can do, relax. Cannot do, predict anything or change anything except me and my attitudes. And don't judge anything? Of course I do, I'm human. And becoming more human and forgiving moment to moment today.
Step Twelve Reading 12 & 12
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