AA Thought for the Day
September 19, 2021
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Why all this insistence that every A.A. must hit bottom first?
The answer is that few people will sincerely try to practice the
A.A. program unless they have hit bottom. For practicing A.A.'s
remaining eleven Steps means the adoption of attitudes and actions
that almost no alcoholic who is still drinking can dream of taking.
- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step One) p. 24
Thought to Ponder
Sobriety without action is fantasy.
C H A O S = Creating Havoc Around OurSelves.
A Member Shares:
Hi everyone, I'm Eddy. I don't know if I ever would have admitted reaching a bottom a few months back. I would have arrogantly explained it off with an, "I'm too strong and tough to hit a bottom. I can handle everything." Yep, those were the thoughts fueling my delusions. I remember a day not so long ago when I had resigned to being all alone trapped in that facade of ego versus reality. I wasn't strong enough. I wasn't a bad bootied guy. I was sooooo scared and I felt so alone and helpless. I didn't think others saw that, but they did. I think I was just a fake. The day I stood face to face with that was the day I decided to go all out. To stop the horror that was my life. I've seen scary movies that started out on that side of the street. My whole life. There was no denying it. It's amazing how just saying the truth in this room freed me. I am an alcoholic. But it wasn't the alcohol that made me one. It was the reality I pretended existed that made me an alcoholic. A disease. My ego couldn't mask the truth behind every drink. My bottom was my top. The world flipped and I feel like I see things a lot better without the amber tint to my eyes. The steps that followed that moment have changed my life in such a short time. And I don't know what would have happened had that moment not existed. Thank you.
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