with humility i get to understand that i am NOT the only person on earth that matters. when i practice the spiritual principle of humility it means to me that i can live with self-esteem that is stable; that i am secure in who and what i am. that i dont feel the need to compete or compare myself to another. it means that i am able to learn from others and NOT be rattled about who i am due to it. humility to me is NOT weakness, but rather it is strength and confidence in self. responsibility is when i take ownership for the situations i put myself in and decide to improve em. when i practice the spiritual principle of responsibility in my recovery it means that i learn how to listen and follow directions that provide me with morals that grow my emotional, psychological, behavioral, and spiritual accountability. it means that i become answerable for the actions i do, the words i say, and the consequences that come from them. responsibility means that i am capable of makin sane and rational personal choices. it means that when i act or speak i am held reliable and can be trusted. when i practice both of these magnificent standards, it doesnt mean i set myself above or below another, it means to me that i live a life as rightly as i perceive my HP would have me. they make me a member of a society that brings hope to those i may serve. when appropriate i pass on the good news of recovery whenever i get the chance without makin anybody feel awkward about it, includin myself. in a spirit of gratitude and thankfulness to my HP, i get into simple action. i honestly accept my failures and my successes because i know i live with both. through recovery and the action of personal inventory ive been able to learn and understand what about me makes me who i am. i have been offered a solution that provides freedom from the bonds of self if i choose to do what is necessary to live without alcohol, others, money, or myself as my HP. i have come to an understandin of my alcoholism: the denial, manipulation, sarcasm, family history, and mood swings. humility and responsibility help do all of this. i get to use the courage i used to live with in my alcoholism while out doin my dirt much better, makin it an even stronger courage. i dont have to live by myself with the tormentin ghosts of yesterday anymore. i have the courage, humility, and responsibility to succeed. 1 day @ a time...
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