“The most spiritual thing you can do is to help someone.”

(REFLECTION COURTESY of PAUL D-GRIN)

One of the most important things I’ve learned in the program is that whenever two alcoholics get together, God is present.  I feel the energy of God flow through me as I talk with, listen to and help another person.  It often takes contrary action for me to reach out, but I am always rewarded with a sense of peace and serenity as I connect with and help another.

It wasn’t always like this.  Selfish and self-centered in the extreme, I crawled into the rooms emotionally bankrupt and in a state of perdition.  I damned God’s energy up inside me, and it almost destroyed me.  Even today I have to guard against my tendency to isolate and self obsess.

Indeed, one of the greatest lessons I’ve learned (and seemingly have to re-learn!) is that God’s purpose, and so my purpose, is to be of service.  It is the way out of the prison of self, and it always sets both our spirits free.

 

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