spiritual maturity comes to me when i use what i have learned through personal inventory to make changes within that have positive, balanced, healthy affects in my action, behavior, and thinkin. when the realization of the changes ive made start to become who i am, feelin a deep debt of gratitude and a deep sense...

my recovery has taught me that anothers opinion of me is none of my business. i have learned that the only person i can truly change is myself. understandin these two ideas mean that i have no right to judge another in front of others. for me, when someone does this toward me, i get...

This is a story about part of my journey. Everything is real and happened to me. Thank you in advance if you take the time to read this. I greatly appreciate any feedback. “Hi. My name is Alex, and I’m an addict. I’m one day sober.” Those words trembled from my lips as I introduced...

recovery has provided me with ideas and concepts i may have known in the past but let em slip away. livin a life solely based on my self-will, i cast away the lessons i was taught by others in search of an inner completeness i could not find. throughout my years prior to recovery i...

my willingness to maintain my recovery on a daily basis, even more so, on a moment-by-moment basis, needs to be assimilated as a necessity so that i may continue to live a life that has healthy boundaries set for my basic human natures. this even means that i consider the consequences of my actions in...

when people speak to me in such the manner that they are demandin or tryna call me out i can tend to react to it in an unfavorable way toward them. it isnt hard for me to perceive if they are tryin to be aggressive toward me when they speak to me like that. why...

Eyeglasses and attitudes Page 297 "Our best thinking got us into trouble…Recovery is an active change in our ideas and attitudes." Basic Text, p.55 In active addiction, the world probably looked like a horrible place. Using helped us tolerate the world we saw. Today, however, we understand that the world's condition wasn't really the problem....

learnin how to control my emotions and actions wasnt somethin that was so easy to do when i came into recovery. i had lived in such a manner prior, doin what i wanted when i wanted, that all my action and thought was based purely on selfish motives, rationalization, and self-justification. to suggest that i...

recovery has taught me to keep myself in check each day with personal inventory. just as i may have several years of recovery under my belt, it doesnt mean that i am cured. there is no place i would rather be than in the comfort of my HPs arms. so, why then would i allow...

a vital part of my recovery today is the ability to find solutions for problems that arise in my life. whether they are brought on by outside sources or from obsessive and insecure emotions within, admittin where i may be wrong is a strength that my HP provides, through Him, that overcome my fear, control,...

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