Loving Ourselves

As we responded with action to the love we had been shown in AA, the result was a new faith in ourselves, in others, and in the power of that love.”

Many Alcoholic Anonymous members loved me until I learned to love myself.  It was not until I could love myself that I recovered and did the needed work:  used the tools, worked the Steps, lived the Traditions.  It has been a long journey, but I have made it to the other side:  I am happy, joyous, and free.

The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous, p. 17

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5 thoughts on “Loving Ourselves

  1. And I had to calm down enough to get to know myself, my true self, before any thought of loving myself could ind its way through mind and ego…this was not an overnight matter, and is still the stuff of daily peactice…but then it’s only been eight years…
    Grateful for the Gift

  2. Top of the morning family,
    – Who loved us first………
    If, scratch that, when I get confused, lost, or jiggy, I have the choice to follow directions. There’s two wills at battle on a daily basis:
    – His will or self’s will.
    Stay the coarse, is what I hear regularly. That’s simple enough, even a cave man can follow.
    It’s a good day to have a good day.

  3. Thank you for shares and I so liked the thoughts on acceptance. If I do have disturbances and I do frequently it tells me I can ask my HP to help me understand and ask for acceptance. So simple but so difficult sometimes,,,, more work to do,,, thank you again, each of you. Kt

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