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|10-09-2012, 12:15 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Trudging that road.
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Seattle Wa
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A SPIRITUAL AXIOM
It is a spiritual axiom that every time we are disturbed, no matter what the cause, there is
something wrong with us.
12 & 12, p. 90
I never truly understood the Tenth Step's spiritual axiom until I had the following
experience. I was sitting in my bedroom, reading into the wee hours, when suddenly I
heard my dogs barking in the back yard. My neighbors frown on this kind of disturbance
so, with mixed feelings of anger and shame, as well as fear of my neighbor's disapproval,
I immediately called in my dogs. Several weeks later the exact situation repeated itself
but this time, because I was feeling more at peace with myself, I was able to accept the
situation--dogs will bark--and I calmly called in the dogs. Both incidents taught me that
when a person experiences nearly identical events and reacts two different ways, then it
is not the event that is of prime importance, but the person's spiritual condition. Feelings
come from inside, not from outward circumstances. When my spiritual condition is
positive, I react positively.
c 1990 Daily Reflections Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, INC.
|10-09-2012, 04:40 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: PHX Suburbs
Brilliant! I love the experience shared for this quote. I've begun how vastly different my reactions are to certain events now that I am in recovery from when I was using.
O, the body is so
heavy...how do we move it....
how do we survive it
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