AA Thought for the Day
May 19, 2019
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That is the miracle of it. We are not fighting it, neither are we avoiding
temptation. We feel as though we had been placed in a position of
neutrality - safe and protected. We have not even sworn off.
Instead, the problem has been removed. It does not exist for us.
We are neither cocky nor are we afraid. That is our experience.
That is how we react so long as we keep in fit spiritual condition.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Into Action) p. 85
Thought to Ponder
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My name is Mark, very grateful real alcoholic, recovered by the Grace of God. This is part of the promises I like most. But this is what one will get from doing the work in steps 1 through 9. I laughed about those promises first times I read them. "Wow, over the top they go." Just couldn't believe I wanted all that, like it was written down, and didn't believe I could have it either I think. As with most things in our Basic Text, I didn't read that well. The "even alcohol" addition for example, tells me I have ceased fighting other things and people than alcohol after doing the work. I just related it to alcohol. I didn't know what was meant with sanity anyway. The warning at the end is important for me too; "as long as we keep in fit spiritual condition." It's a promise, but a warning too. My obsession to drink has been taken from me for sure. So grateful for it. The promises ARE true. But I have to keep doing the work God tells me to, or I will drink and I will die in the end. Experiencing restlessness, irritibility and discontented first. Important signs for me. Never expected to receive all this for doing these simple things. Do I deserve this? Not sure. But it‘s my duty to pass on this amazing message I guess. So I do. Thank you.
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