AA Thought for the Day
June 27, 2021
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Few indeed are the practicing alcoholics who have any idea how irrational
they are, or seeing their irrationality, can bear to face it. Some will be willing
to term themselves "problem drinkers," but cannot endure the suggestion that
they are in fact mentally ill. They are abetted in this blindness by a world which
does not understand the difference between sane drinking and alcoholism.
- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Two) pp. 32 - 33
Thought to Ponder
Today, my brain has cleared with the grace of clarity.
A R T = Always Remain Teachable.
A Member Shares:
Hello all, my name is Jamie and I am an alcoholic. Wonderful to be here. Rationalising... I could join the Olympic team. I realise now that I just wasn't ready and my journey had more to show me. I couldn't face myself and life on life's terms. The thing is ..I didn't have to do it alone. The program, well, it's made for people like me, by people like me. Because of that, slowly layers still fall away and I am still learning. Whereas before, while drinking or white knuckling it, I just hid and was terrified of every pain and obstacle. Maybe next week I will walk on water but for today I am a sober sane-ish alcoholic, happy and grateful to be here.
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