AA Thought for the Day
May 31, 2020
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At some of these we balked. We thought we could find an
easier, softer way. But we could not. With all the earnestness
at our command, we beg of you to be fearless and thorough
from the very start. Some of us have tried to hold on to our
old ideas and the result was nil until we let go absolutely.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, (How It Works) p. 58
Thought to Ponder
In order to recover we have to uncover.
H J F = Happy, Joyous, Free.
A Member Shares:
My name is Mark, very grateful alcoholic, recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body. I didn't have the power to do that, but the program of AA showed me how to find it. I love these pages. It actually tells me, as I see it, whether you like it or not, there is a solution. Work it. Experience it. And you will see like we did. I asked myself for quite some time if I wanted to do it. And many told me I didn't have to, that sounded awesome. Thing was, it didn't work. I tried to find evidence for the steps to work up front. And I never could find that in my own experience of course. But I could believe those who did it have a way better life, without the urge to drink. It was only AFTER I worked the steps I had the experience myself. I can not transmit my experience from me to you. Old-timers can not put their experience in a box and hand it to me. They can point me in the direction how to do it. But I had to consider myself, ask questions myself. And do it myself. It's the easier, softer, and the only way to do it. Awesome journey. Thank You [God,] principles, and you all.
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