The Force

“There was nothing left for us but to pick up the simple kit of spiritual tools laid at our feel by Alcoholics Anonymous.”
When I see wrongs in others, I need to stop and search out those same wrongs in me, and then take responsibility by working to change those very behaviors. It’s easy to sit back and complain about others – but in A.A. we learn to review our behaviors on a daily basis through Step Ten. Identifying my character defects and shortcomings gives me plenty of things to work on. Unless I sponsor a person, or am asked a direct question, I try to stay out of the “program” of others. Minding my own business reminds me where my focus should be. My “partner” today is God as I understand Him, and my part in change is 1) identify the area where change is needed, 2) accept the fact that I can only make changes in my behavior, not the behavior of others, and 3) come to the realization that change is a life-long process, one that never ends.


3 thoughts on “The Force

  1. Thank the Lord for this day and for all that is in it.
    My times are in His hand.
    My soul rests with Him, my Anamchara.

    Should I apologize to all the blonds in the world because I get a hoot out of “dumb blonde” jokes?
    Well if I should I do but it is a matter of fact I love blondes, just like I love brunettes and as a matter of fact, redheads too!
    Seems like there is a common thread here.
    It must be the woman within them all I love!

    So here’s a good one.
    I can’t wait to share it with Richard one of our most active sponsors who is constantly working with someone.
    He’s a shining example of our program and a fine human being who just happens to love blonde jokes as much as I do.

    “We are not a glum lot”.

    Says that in our Big Book.

    I’m Harry, grateful alcoholic and devoted 12th stepper.

  2. Morning’s first light chases away darkness, calm abiding.
    Peace fills presence, heart warms, soul communes with Oneness.
    We, the survivors, are so blessed with this precious gift of today.
    Brimming with gratitude, we do His will first by simply by being who we have become through His grace.
    Grateful for the Gift

  3. Who am I to say there is no God?
    This challenge comes to all of us.

    Are we capable of denying that there is a design and purpose in all of life as we know it? Or are we willing to admit that faith in some kind of Divine Principle is a part of our make-up, just as much as the feeling we have for a friend?

    We find a great Reality deep down within us, if we face ourselves as we really are. In the last analysis, it is only there that God may be found. When we find this Reality within us, we are restored to our right minds.

    Have I found the great Reality?

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