Rebel With A Cause

I was a rebel early on in life, and did not have a set pattern of behavior that was consistent or purposeful. I usually did the opposite of what was expected of me. This rebellious nature carried over into my adult life, and now, in new Sobriety, I am learning to reassess the value of such guidelines as the Spiritual Principles. There is a Principle for each Step in A.A. Step One’s Spiritual Principle is Honesty. If I cannot be honest I will not achieve recovery. Honesty is the very basic behavior that is needed to even begin the process of rehabilitation – recovery. I find that I have to admit with complete honesty that my life was unmanageable and that I was powerless over alcohol. Can I look within and honestly admit my problem? It is called the “first step” for a reason. It is the very beginning of change. The first step towards change is the acceptance that change is desired, needed, and is absolutely imperative to sobriety!! A day at a time. Blessed to have a beginning….Thanks for the conversation today Maggs-you’re one in a million ❤

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2 thoughts on “Rebel With A Cause

  1. Lots of times I rebel against the varies and vicissitudes of accepting life on life terms.
    6Here is an example.

    My soul rests with you, my Anamchara.

    I’ve been thinking quite a bit lately about how I continue to push my physical body to continue activity which I obviously thoroughly enjoy yet deep down know I am not quite up to most of the time because of the physical limitations of age and especially aches and pains.
    Lots of times people ask me how I’m doing and I reply, “I’m gimpy and grumpy”.
    I also notice I have developed a split nail so I’m going have to trim back real close and perhaps put little clear nail polish on.
    I know I can’t do a whole lot most of the time about the gimpy part but by cracky by keeping a positive mental attitude and frequently turning towards a precious higher power there is much I can do about the grumpy part.

    One of the reflections I read every morning is the upper room and this morning’s is extremely apropos or in other words Hits the Nail on the Head.
    http://devotional.upperroom.org/devotionals/2016-07-17

    I’m Harry, Grateful Alcoholic and Devoted 12th Stepper.

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