A Well Trodden Path

I made a decision to believe, I made a decision to try this “way.” This path was a higher path, one that could lead me to a true sense of serenity, that could give me the courage I needed to “do” whatever I needed to do.  What did I have to lose?  My life was full of chaos, futility, and sadness.  I was desperately searching for something better. I wanted what I saw others in the rooms had – a real desire to get and stay sober.  A.A. has worked for literally millions of alcoholics over the years. I came to believe there was a chance for me to be counted in that group.  Combining faith in a Higher Power and the Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous was the true path I had been searching for.  I was blessed to have “stumbled” onto a spiritual path, one that continues to lead and guide me each and every day.  There was much to learn and many changes were needed, but I found that with the help available to me from God, the Program and all those sober and serene faces I saw, I believed that I, too, could claim a better life. One that brought me feelings of serenity within. Courage to change and ultimately a wisdom about this deadly disease.

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3 thoughts on “A Well Trodden Path

  1. “….ultimately a wisdom about this deadly disease.”

    Sometime ago for some unknown reason I made a decision to pay attention to the “Wisdom of the Ages”.
    I quickly found out that Wisdom never had anything good to say about drinking and its effects.
    I pay attention to such as this.

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

  2. “Do not take life’s experiences too seriously. Above all do not let them hurt you from reality they are nothing but dream experiences. Play Your Part in life but never forget it is only a roll. If circumstances are bad and you have to bear them do not make them a part of yourself. What you lose in the world will not be lost to your soul. Trust in God and Destroy fear which paralyzes all efforts to succeed and attracts the very thing you fear. All nature will commune with you when you are in tune with God. Realization of this truth will make you master of your destiny.”
    Paramahansa Yogananda
    Namaste
    Tree

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