Alcoholism robs me of all that is good in this life. It sucks me dry and spits me back out into misery, pain, and rejection. My disease tells me that I don’t have a disease. My disease is not my friend, but it is my enemy. While there are great numbers who rely on the Program, there are still millions who never make it to the rooms. They wither away, they shrivel up and they give themselves to the disease. Recovery, on the other hand, gives me a solution, a safe haven from the power of addiction. The difference between recovery and addiction is a single step over the threshold into the rooms of A.A. I find hope in the rooms, I find my faith once again, and I find that willingness is the key that opens the door to recovery from the disease of alcoholism. Initially, it took a faith I did not know I had, it took a desire that was buried deep within me, and it took time . . . time to rid my body and mind from the perils of alcoholism.
OR as HARRY would say: June 16
OPEN-MINDEDNESS
We have found that God does not make too hard terms with those who seek Him. To us, the realm of spirit is broad, roomy, all inclusive, never exclusive or forbidding to those who earnestly seek. It is open, we believe, to all men.
AS BILL SEES IT, p. 7
Open-mindedness to concepts of a Higher Power can open doors to the spirit. Often I find the human spirit in various dogmas and faiths. I can be spiritual in the sharing of myself. The sharing of self joins me to the human race and brings me closer to God, as I understand Him.

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COURTESY OF PAUL(GRIN)

COURTESY OF PAUL(GRIN)

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