In The Beginning

There is another resource available to the newly sobered, and that is prayer and meditation with a Higher Power, even if you doubt the existence of this Power.  Looking around the room of a meeting tells me that there is a force at work here, one that I may not understand or accept, but it is at work in the lives of others – this is very evident when I see those who were totally destroyed by alcoholism, and who are now sober and on the path to recovery.  I’ve witnessed other women who are coming into the Fellowship for the first time, they have reached their bottom and are now ready to begin the process of working the Steps.  They are like little sponges – they want to soak up all they can about the Program.  Learning to live life one day at a time helps to put problems into perspective, so they can be managed through willingness and perseverance.

Photo and reflection courtesy of Tom R
Photo courtesy of Tom R

2 thoughts on “In The Beginning

  1. MARCH 4
    The essence of all growth is a willingness to make a
    change for the better and then an unremitting willingness
    to shoulder whatever responsibility this entails.
    AS BILL SEES IT, p. 115

    New Year’s resolution:

    I will strive for spiritual progress.

    Page 115 of As Bill Sees It is entirely appropriate and abides with me.

    I’m Harry, grateful alcoholic and devoted twelve stepper.

  2. Top of the morning family,
    RE: I’ve witnessed.
    I begin to hear
    I begin to see
    I begin to experience
    I begin to taste
    I begin to feel
    I begin to draft plans to tear down a wall
    I begin to put into place, measures that will remove the mask’s of self.
    I begin the journey of allowing you, society, and Divine Mercy into my life.
    Give us this day, our daily manna
    My misery, His mercy

    It’s a good day to have a happiness in day.

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