when back in the days of doin my dirt i didnt care too much about what others were doin as long as they were doin what i wanted em to do. as ya can probably imagine, others doin what i wanted em to do didnt happen very much, even as i spent much of my time tryin to make em. recovery taught me that if i wanted to remain happy, joyous, and free, i neednt worry too much about what others were doin, the focus i needed to have, needed to be placed on self. it doesnt mean that i forget i live in a world where i need others to help me with my recovery, or that i forget about others, it just means that i can let others live their lives without the negative interference i can give them. just as this mornins readin suggests and i perceive, when i interfere in the lives of others in negative ways, it shows how i tend to treat myself. when my focus is put positively upon me, i aint got time to worry about what others are doin negatively, as im busy tryin to make sure my life is in order, rather than how their life is in order to suit me. negative interference in anothers life only creates negative interference in my own. ive heard in the rooms that boredom is the devils playground, only allowin me to think about myself and how i may “fix” others to my likin. recovery has also taught me that one of the secrets to gracious, conscious livin, is to choose what is right for me without makin others wrong in the process. to me this means that i must be willin to give another a smile, regale them with a word of wholesome encouragement, or love. as i work toward fillin my day with forgiveness, hope, and love, livin alongside others, i get to give healthy cheer by bein of positive, healthy service, to them, and myself. i then get to live and let live allowin my character to grow in pure, balanced, and healthy ways. with the idea that most often the things i used to “get away with” hurt me a lot more than they hurt anyone else, i get to live without committin the two sins this mornins readin speaks of. bein kind to others often times means mindin my own business while bein considerate of others and courteous in my behavior to them. i get to forgive and love anothers weaknesses and faults as i work and live to forgive and love my own with peace of mind. with a willingness to be honest with myself and not interfere within my own life in negative ways, i get the chance to be honest with others, and with my HP. this then allows me to live and practice the spiritual awareness i gain from communion with my HP givin me the opportunity for spiritual growth as i live and practice my recovery with others in gracious harmony. 1 day @ a time...
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