The Easier Softer Way

Serenity, Courage and Wisdom – powerful words that form a pathway to acceptance and contentment.  Living in the now is a form of Serenity as it tells me to place all my problems in God’s good and capable hands.  When I do this my worries are abated as I realize that events will unfold just as God wills it. Courage is the blessing God gives me that I might then strive for change and growth in my life and in my Program. I need only to keep stepping forward.   Wisdom comes with time, and lessons come from mistakes, meetings, readings, prayers, my fellow alcoholics, and the knowledge that I will never learn everything.  When I turn my life and my will over to the care of my Higher Power, that’s when the window of opportunity may open a bit that I might gain some insight into how my behavior affects me and all those around me.  I am not alone in this quest for sobriety. I pray that I may learn from those who have gone on before me.  There are so many avenues to recovery and so many ways and means of becoming the person that God wants me to be.

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5 thoughts on “The Easier Softer Way

  1. “By living a spiritual life, by asking God for help, I
    have learned to love, care for and feel compassion for all
    my fellow men, and to feel joy in a world where, before, I
    felt only fear.”

    Wow! What a change in this anonymous fellow who contributed to the Daily Reflection this morning.

    I sometimes wonder if a similar thing has happened to me?

    I think I’ll ask God?

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

  2. I have found AA based recovery (attending meetings, working the steps to the best of my ability, helping others) to be the easier, softer way. Every other method I tried was a struggle and I eventually failed.

  3. From N A reading
    ” our addiction enslaved us. We were prisoners of our own mind and we’re condemned by our own guilt.”
    “I am grateful for my assets and accept my liabilities. Through willingness and humility I am free to progress in my recovery and achieve freedom from guilt.”

  4. Top of the mid-day day family,
    I’ve lived without Divine Mercy…
    I’ve lived with Divine Mercy….
    Today, I know which journey is the easier softer way.
    It’s a good to have sweet sweet corn day.

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