AA Thought for the Day
August 26, 2018
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Faced with alcoholic destruction, we soon became as open minded on spiritual
matters as we had tried to be on other questions. In this respect alcohol was
a great persuader. It finally beat us into a state of reasonableness.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 48
Thought to Ponder
I want the gift of an untroubled mind.
H O W = Honest, Open-minded, Willing.
A Member Shares:
Bernie, grateful recovering alcoholic. In my prayers I seek to be honest and open. The reading talks about the true me. I find that there are still 2 "me's" sometimes. There is the self-seeking me, and the me that is trying to become and live a sober lifestyle. When I was drinking I only thought of myself. How I was going to get or maintain a high were my primary thoughts. You were fine with me as long as you didn't get in the way of what I wanted. Today, I am blessed with not drinking. One day at a time based on my spiritual conditon. This I have been taught. The old me, as it were, sometimes still creeps out. Not that I have a desire to drink, but rather that I want what I want. So self-seeking impure motives still escape. My defense is the daily vigilance I now try to maintain. I find I must keep the prayers that remind me of where to go in front of me frequently. That the new me is that which is seeking to help others. To that end I maintain a greater peace of mind. By looking to be helpful, I get out of that selfishness so that the real me is always the good me that has always been there, just stripped of the dishonest motives. Thanks for listening
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