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i find it strikin that any emotional growth i get to live through today is directly tied to my spiritual growth and vice-versa. i like how it is suggested that my failures, even today, are areas i get the opportunity to grow the most within emotionally and spiritually. successes are fun and nice, but they...

ive found the best way to show any gratitude fer the gift of recovery is to pass it on. and as my time in recovery has passed, the gratitude i have fer it has grown as well. i reckon if i didnt continue to live and practice the spiritual principles in my life, growth of...

i reckon bein an alcoholic im susceptible to much of the emotions and negative thinkin i can dream up. yes, sometimes my own will, turns on me. self-pity becomes a naggin thought made up of, “why dont you have this or that?”, “why cant you make better choices?”, or “nobody likes me!”. these to me,...

there are times i can let my self-will overwhelm the spiritual health ive worked hard through my recovery to develop. havin figuratively walked through an arch toward bein a free man, ive gained some self-respect and have an understandin of the humility i want to live today. i must remember the work i did durin...

the big book says on pg. 62, “selfishness—self-centeredness! that, we think, is the root of our troubles. driven by a hundred forms of fear, self-delusion, self-seekin, and self-pity…”. ive learned through the operation of the 12 steps how i always let these emotions run my life. to a morbid degree, i used the experience of...

when i practice surrender, acceptance, and tolerance, i get to use the humility, that has been expanded through recovery, to see the gifts ive been graced. with a sense of emotional health from these blessins i get to further enhance my relationship with my HP, buildin upon spiritual progress through the exercise of gratitude. it...

ive always ended any of my personal daily reflections with the closin “1 day @ a time”. the reason fer this is coz the first big book i ever received was from the director of a halfway house in angola, indiana; it gave me hope. on the first blank page, above his name, he inscribed...

as a result of workin with sponsees, ive learned how to interact and communicate with others in, and out, of the rooms. ive gained an ability to listen to understand instead of listen to respond. from this learned activity i get to focus on what the other person is sayin or feelin, rather than voicin...

i learned so much about myself durin the first 2 1/2 years of my recovery. they were characters about me i had never uncovered before, nor even ever thought were aspects about me that played major parts in my behavioral and emotional health. the bedevilments listed on pg. 52 of the big book described my...

forgiveness, especially self-forgiveness, seems like an impressive character asset to have in principle. its easy to understand when i decipher it from a dictionary. but in the abstract, or even the practicality of it, is where i can get bound up within. like my brain ate a 1 pound block of delicious cheese and im...

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