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|04-14-2010, 06:26 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2010
With people is the biggest change I'm starting to feel tolerance, love and genuine interest in them as something to grab hold of with all my might.
I went to a meeting last night and I was in a room full of FRIENDS. Some of them I used to like a little most irritated me and a few I would have thrown back drunk if I was God, and now I looked at them sitting around the table and every one of them was infinitely important and just as deserving of interest and compassion and every good thing in life as I could ever be
Wasn't them that changed all the sudden it was ME
|04-14-2010, 08:06 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Western USA
Right on, Jeremiah. In my reflections on Step Three this morning, I have an urge to break out into the Lion King song, Hakuna matata (no worries.)
My first time through the steps, I misread a word--"care" somehow became "dictation", and I figured that if I did anything that didn't seem "godly" (smoking a cigarette, putting the make on a woman...) that there was no chance for me here. Seeing that I am not God, that was a big order--one doomed to failure.
Turning my life and my will over to the CARE of God is a different thing entirely. I can relax. I can trust. I can take life one day at a time.
Yes, there is work ahead--there is always work--but, "established on such a footing", the trail ahead opens up as a grand adventure, rather than as a frightening and desperate plunge.
All Big Book quotes are from an online text of the book Alcoholics Anonymous, First Edition.
|04-14-2010, 09:39 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Blog Entries: 1
i'm still stuttering with this.....it doesn't seem to be dependant on my circumstances...isn't if i like or don't like things...but sometimes i just can feel in the care of ....that feeling...it just isn't there...instead there is fear....
I have felt in the care of even during rough times this last 3 months, so that gives me hope that I can learn to precieve this better over time and with work (of the steps).
I continue as best i can to walk in the faith I don't always have...learning to ACCEPT being in the care of is somewhat dificult for me....but then step two still has some chinks in it I guess .
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You can't stop living just because it hurts a little - Ananda's Mom
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