Fear (A past post from our Dear Maggie)

This is how my brain works! Like a pine tree with so many branches and needles, going every which way. Most of the time, all those branches are lit and currents traveling fast until I either meditate or I fall asleep!
The first thing I do are the four P’s. Pause, ponder, pray and proceed. And then, more often than not, I read p.449, third edition of the Big Book;

“And acceptance is the answer to “all” my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing or situation-some fact of my life-unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing, or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment. Nothing, absolutely nothing happens in God’s world by mistake. Until I could accept my alcoholism, I could not stay sober; unless I accept life completely on life’s terms, I cannot be happy. I need to concentrate not so much on what needs to be changed in the world as on what needs to be changed in me and in my attitudes.”

It truly helps me.

Picture courtesy of MAGGS
Picture courtesy of MAGGS

9 thoughts on “Fear (A past post from our Dear Maggie)

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

  2. No doubt my learning to accept has been elemental in achieving a modicum of serenity But, in my opinion, that does not mean that I have become only a passive observer, in isolation from life.
    Rather, for me, it means that I am freed, temporarily at least, from egoic, emotive reaction and am able to act, consciously, from my true self, in congruence with our principles.
    Acceptance becomes detached awareness, from which I can do His Work- to love my neighbour as myself.
    Grateful for the Gift

  3. Top of the golden morning family,
    Acceptance to me means I’m not in control.
    So Who’s in control at all times?
    Am I trusting that He can/will make all things work for our good?
    Fear isn’t from God.
    Fear of rejection – Self
    Fear of Criticism – Self
    Fear of Loss – Self
    Today, there is work to do.
    When my relationship with Divine Mercy is right, all aspects of life come together.
    It’s a good day to see His signs day.

  4. I was given a card with acceptance from p 449 and I still keep it in my wallet. I use to think I want afraid of anything. A little reflectance showed me that many of my past decisions were based in fear. Fear that I wouldn’t get what I want or that I would lose what I have. Fear that people would think less of me.
    Fear of an uncertain future. Fear that stays longer than is useful.

  5. Fear will prevent me from doing the actions, it is far better to look ahead with hope than to look back with despair. Fear is a basic instinct and will always be with us, but how we react or respond is the “KEY”

  6. I need to concentrate not so much on what needs to be changed in the world as on what needs to be changed in me and in my attitudes.,
    Thank you Maggie for the above post and thoughts on acceptance. It was very difficult for me to accept my alcoholism. When I finally did, it was a some what of relief. Then I had trouble accepting the solution suggested ( steps, sponsor, and meetings. )
    So today I can share w this 24 I have been able to accept those suggestions and an grateful I have each day in a state of recovery.
    Blessings and thanks kt

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