AA Thought for the Day
July 17, 2018
Control and Manipulation
When we habitually try to manipulate others to our own willful desires,
they revolt, and resist us heavily. Then we develop hurt feelings, a sense of
persecution, and a desire to retaliate. As we redouble our efforts at control,
and continue to fail, our suffering becomes acute and constant. We have
not once sought to be one in a family, to be a friend among friends, to be a
worker among workers, to be a useful member of society.
- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 53
Thought to Ponder
When I choose the behavior, I choose the consequences.
A N G E R = Any New Grudge Endangers Recovery.
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