AA Thought for the Day
September 9, 2020
Running From Pain
Until now, our lives have been largely devoted to running from pain
and problems. We fled from them as from a plague. We never wanted
to deal with the fact of suffering. Escape via the bottle was always our
solution. Character-building through suffering might be all right for saints,
but it certainly didn't appeal to us. Then, in A.A., we looked and listened.
Everywhere we saw failure and misery transformed by humility
into priceless assets.
- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Seven) pp. 74 - 75
Thought to Ponder
Pain is the measure of our resistance to change.
H O P E = Hold On, Pain Ends.
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