Daily Reflections April 4

Every day is a new opportunity for growth and change, including for alcoholics.

Today, we reflect on our journey so far and what we hope to achieve in the days ahead.

We are grateful for the support of our friends and family as we work to build a better future for ourselves. Let us never lose sight of our goal to live happy, healthy lives free from addiction.

Daily Reflections April 4

“This very real feeling of inferiority is magnified by his childish sensitivity and it is this state of affairs which generates in him that insatiable, abnormal craving for self-approval and success in the eyes of the world. Still a child, he cries for the moon. And the moon, it seems, won’t have him!”THE LANGUAGE OF THE HEART, p. 102

The moon is a constant reminder of my vulnerabilities and limitations. When I am feeling invisible, it shines brightly in the sky as if to say “I see you.”

During sobriety’s dark days there are other phases when I can learn lessons–but they’re easier than being overtaken by hopelessness or fear

The power behind this passage lies with how well-written each word was chosen because without them meaning would have been lost; just looking at those words alone makes me want more from my own life!

That elusive balance between feeling totally invisible and believing you are the center of the universe has become a major part of my recovery. In sobriety, I find that when I seek out this balance it is much easier to see all the lessons in life.

As someone who struggles with addiction daily, learning from others in recovery about how they have found peace within themselves during times of darkness has been invaluable for me.