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Glimmer of light, about time

Posted 12-03-2011 at 05:07 AM by eddie73

I have had a very testing time trying to stay sober. It has been a very very unstraightforward journey indeed. However, I have managed to build a platform from which I can continue to recover. There is nothing for it but to continue to build this sanctuary.

I tried to hard. I tried and tried until my will finally gave in. This is exactly what I was doing wrong. There was only will involved and nothing spiritual. At least, nothing spiritual that was meaningful enough to keep me sober and safe in the rough times. What I have had to do was to really exercise the program rather than just read it and not drink. I have gone to very many meetings. I have an excellent sponsor. I have also got a strong will, which you do need despite the handing over being the most important aspect of the program.

That is all there is to it. Simply not drinking is not enough for me. I was and still am to a degree motivated by fear alone. There is no future or hope in this method. I was going crazy. There is only relapse on this road. Luckily and amazingly I am finding the truth about myself and gradually getting used to being me, without alcohol
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