Opposite Of Complacency

Vigilance is a good, strong word – meaning that I am dedicated to a purpose. In the dictionary it is described as being watchful, or avoiding danger. I strive to be watchful of my state of mind, that I continue to “work” the Program of Alcoholics Anonymous, on a daily basis. Inertia can spell trouble for me. I must always be on the lookout for signs of complacency, as it can lead me right back into my active addiction. A.A. takes action-so much more than mere words or thoughts. Without action I have no growth or change. I can “know” the Twelve Steps, but until I “work” them, I do not benefit from them. I know of people who can recite the Twelve Steps verbatim, but relapse time and again. Taking some form of action on a daily basis keeps me actively going forward – towards recovery. I begin by admitting that I have a problem I can’t “fix.”


One thought on “Opposite Of Complacency

  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.

    Wonder if anyone ever told the Isis people this?
    Wonder if anyone ever told our homegrown terrorists this?
    Wonder if anyone ever told anything which kills the spirit such as the rapacious creditor known as alcohol to the alcoholic.

    Our propensity to think in dualistic term – the “us versus them” way of thinking – our tough talk, our blustering and our posturing have spawned wars throughout human history. Only when human beings everywhere realize that not one human being is expendable – not one human being is of less worth than ourselves – only then will there be any hope of an end to wars.–Br. Robert L’Esperance


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

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