Daily Thought 01.05.19

From: "Daily Thought" <dailythought@aa-alive.org>
Subject: Daily Thought 01.05.19
Date: January 5th 2019

AA Thought for the Day
(courtesy AA-Alive.net)

January 5, 2019

Underlying Cause
Alcoholics especially should be able to see that instinct run wild in themselves
is the underlying cause of their destructive drinking. We have drunk to drown
feelings of fear, frustration, and depression. We have drunk to escape the guilt
of passions, and then have drunk again to make more passions possible. We have
drunk for vainglory—that we might the more enjoy foolish dreams of pomp and
power. This perverse soul-sickness is not pleasant to look upon.
- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, "Step Four," p. 44

Thought to Ponder
Clear vision for tomorrow comes only after a real look at yesterday.

AA-related 'Alconym'
F E A R  =   Frustration, Ego, Anger, Resentment.

Thanks to all of you for sharing so generously of your experience, strength and hope in carrying the AA message.
Grateful to serve,
peyton h

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