Let us know your thoughts:

“Here are thousands of men and women, worldly indeed. they flatly declare that since they have come to believe in a power greater than themselves, to take a certain attitude toward that power, and to do certain simple things, there has been a revolutionary change in their way of living and thinking.” p. 50 BB

I’d like to hear how this passage in the Big Book works in your life today. I’m not feeling to well today, having stomach issues (Diverticulitis) so my brain isn’t working, well, I’m feeling the pain and that’s a good thing-but I’ve learned when I feel like this, it’s time to rest, regroup, and work the principle of patience!!

Photo Courtesy of Tom R
Photo Courtesy of Tom R
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7 thoughts on “Let us know your thoughts:

  1. We should work at overcoming our selfish desires, our self-centeredness and ourselves. This can never be fully accomplished. We can never become entirely unselfish. But we can come to realize that we are not at the center of the universe and that everything does not revolve around us at the center.
    “He that overcomes himself is greater than he who conquers a city.” – 24 Hours a Day.

    I remember a long time ago when I was probably just a wee toddler my mama saying to me, “Don’t be so selfish”.
    Perhaps that became a shaping point for my personality to be.
    Perhaps my every action was colored by this lingering first instruction.
    Perchance I gradually came to see that arguments and disagreements were often triggered by the execution of this character shortcoming.
    Since I didn’t enjoy these necessary resolutions of disagreements and wanted to avoid them as much as possible maybe the way to this goal would be to take charge of the point of contention which nearly always would be selfishness and self-centeredness.
    So Mama was right!
    Then a long time later came the interjection of something called the “12 steps” and its accompanying commentaries about helping others which brought the transformative process into being and the lifelong task became consciously realizable.

  2. Wishing a gentle peacefulness this morning to all.
    As we faithfully practice these principles we come out of ourselves and into life.
    What a gift, to be aware of the divine nature in each of us. As we feel it whisper its truth amongst us, we know we need never be alone.
    Blessings upon us.

  3. I find I have to do “certain simple things” to develop that attitude, and to come to beleive.
    Take care and get well, Bonster.

  4. SMB, hope u feel better soon, prayers r sent to you, thanks for being there for those of us who read your words regarding the principles of aa. Thanks kt

  5. Without changing my attitude for total change and acceptance of the AA program, especially the 12 steps, my life is unmanageable and I live in insanity. I believe, trust and accept God one day at a time.

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