The Promises

The Promises

If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are halfway through. We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. We will comprehend the word serenity and will know peace. No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experiences can benefit others. The feeling of uselessness and self pity will disappear.

Service

Service

To you amazing like-minded people who somehow found your way here, this blog is humbly offered as a way to explore, contemplate, and discuss a simple yet profound message. Basically this: a spiritual approach to life – and especially to full-spectrum sobriety – is a key, an access code, and guidebook for living peacefully, exuberantly, and marvelously – however you define those things.

Willingness: Step 8

Willingness: Step 8

Once I became willing to accept that despite my myriad mishaps and blunders, I was whole perfect and complete in the moment with considerable room to grow, I could more easily consider doing the actions required in this Step. Going beyond my comfort zone in front of others was more than I could do at first. Even now there is still resistance from the ego at times. But it is my willingness to face myself that gives me enough insight to consider facing others.

Acceptance

Acceptance

I get it that I am a spiritual being having a human experience. Sometime though the human part of me bloats up and forgets that I know better. Those times that I kiss up to someone I disrespect to avoid confrontation. Those times I wimp out and don’t state my truth because someone might not like it.  Those times that I get an anticipatory thrill out of pushing someone’s button when I know in advance I am about to do so. Those times I make excuses to put off until tomorrow that which I already put off yesterday.

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