14th September Daily Reflection

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Jaywalker Steve
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14th September Daily Reflection

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PEACE OF MIND

Do we lay the matter before our sponsor or spiritual adviser, earnestly asking God's help and guidance — meanwhile resolving to do the right thing when it becomes clear, cost what it may?

— TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, pp. 86-87

My belief in a Higher Power is an essential part of my work on Step Nine; forgiveness, timing, and right motives are the other ingredients. My willingness to do the Step is a growing experience that opens the door for new and honest relationships with the people I have harmed. My responsible action brings me closer to the spiritual principles of the program — love and service. Peace of mind, serenity, and a stronger faith are sure to follow.

From the book Daily Reflections
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Every group has men and women who put too much thought and effort into their daily sobriety and not enough of themselves into their daily living. - Ed B., Akron, OH
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My responsible action brings me closer to the spiritual principles of the program — love and service. Peace of mind, serenity, and a stronger faith are sure to follow.
Somehow I got this message early on... maybe because Action is a sort of thing with atheists, we are not big on faith and prayer. We are more like DYI folks, LOL.

Then, quite without my permission, I began to grow a little faith in Action and in AA. I had glimpses of serenity and peace of mind... glimpses ~ fleeting. I wanted more of that so I took more Action and it worked to give me more of the rewards. Later in sobriety, I started to need Faith for things that required me with absolutely No-Action. Sitting with this was very difficult and I needed the faith that I had stored up. I needed to be content with some simple Action in AA. I made it through because I Knew that I was "safe & protected" just like the Big Book says.
Cling to the thought that, in God's hands, the dark past is the greatest possession you have - the key to life and happiness for others. With it you can avert death and misery for them. page 124 BB
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