Chapter 5. HOW IT WORKS page 63
When we sincerely took such a position,
all sorts of remarkable things followed.
We had a new Employer.
Being all powerful,
He provided what we needed,
if we kept close to Him and performed His work well.
Established on such a footing
we became less and less interested in ourselves,
our own little plans and designs.
More and more we became interested in seeing what we could contribute to life.
As we felt new power flow in,
as we enjoyed peace of mind,
as we discovered we could face life successfully,
as we became conscious of His presence,
we began to lose our fear of today, tomorrow or the hereafter.
We were reborn.
This was only a beginning,
though if honestly and humbly made,
an effect, sometimes a very great one,
was felt at once.
- An Irish Friend of Bill
- I have recovered from the disease of Alcoholism. I believe there is only one person really,.. everybody. And that peace of mind is everything. -So treat your neighbor as you would treat yourself, because your neighbor IS yourself. I think most of recovery is what I would call common sense, but that learning to be ordinary is a true gift very few people acquire. My ambition is to accept everything unflinchingly, with compassion, and therefore be intrinsically comfortable in my own skin, no matter what. I am comfortable being uncomfortable and am willing to go to any lengths to improve my life. I believe the Big Book was divinely inspired, and is extraordinarily powerful. Unfortunately AA's best kept secret a lot of the time. (In my opinion). I just try to do what works, no matter what it is.
Sunday, June 04, 2006
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