AA Thought for the Day
May 18, 2023
The chief activator of our defects has been self-centered fear—primarily
fear that we would lose something we already possessed or would fail to
get something we demanded. Living upon a basis of unsatisfied demands,
we were in a state of continual disturbance and frustration. Therefore, no
peace was to be had unless we could find a means of reducing these demands.
The difference between a demand and a simple request is plain to anyone.
- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Seven) p. 76
Thought to Ponder . . .
A fear faced is a fear erased.
F E A R = False Evidence Appearing Real.
Thank you for sharing so generously of your experience, strength and hope in carrying the AA message.
Grateful to serve,
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