Willingness

Willingness

It’s becoming increasingly clear to me that willingness is the key to everything.

In the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous  it is literally or conceptually interwoven into almost every page. And for those of us who are not willing, it’s suggested we shoot for willing to be willing as a starting point.

Gratitude

Gratitude

Gratitude for everything is everything. The game changer is in the art of finding -however minuscule or hidden – that which is worthy (or even potentially worthy) of gratitude in the midst of the crappy condition or circumstance. Agreed it is sometimes a bit of a stretch but every situation has it – it’s up to me to find it if I want to come out on top as opposed to letting the situation bury me.

Peeling the Onion

Peeling the Onion

Peeling the onion is one of the many phrases, slogans, and concepts in recovery. It is an appropriate comparison that makes sense to me… think of those thin almost translucent layers that suddenly are ready to slide off and be shed, released. Almost imperceptible to the whole but one layer closer to the core, to the center.

Don’t Make A Decision – Make Dozens Daily

Don’t Make A Decision – Make Dozens Daily

By default or design – that is the way one of my teachers explains how I experience each and every day. I get it. Consciously deciding daily (at least once, often frequently) to re-up my commitment to my sobriety, to myself, and to my higher power nature. That is the only way I get to design the experience I want in my sobriety, in the way I relate to people, places, and things, and to life itself. Otherwise I may default to my prior, less skillful ways of behaving and interacting.

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