We all have those moments when we just don’t know what to do. For alcoholics, these moments can be especially difficult, because our addiction often leads us to make poor choices.
Today, let’s take a look at one possible solution for those tough moments: daily reflections. What are daily reflections, you ask? Well, they’re basically a way to take some time out each day to reflect on your thoughts and actions.
This can be helpful in identifying potential triggers for relapse and keeping you on track with your sobriety goals.
So if you’re struggling with making good decisions, try incorporating some daily reflection into your routine! You may be surprised at how helpful it can be.
Daily Reflections August 15
Some of us, though, tripped over a very different snag. We clung to the claim that when drinking we never hurt anybody but ourselves.TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 79
I come to understand that it is not my fault. The person I was trying so desperately hard to be wasn’t me, and never really had been- it just felt like a part of who “I am.”
It took some time for this realization about myself as well as Step 8: Make direct moral commitments in our lives by taking responsibility for them when they are wrong because everything isn’t always black or white;
There’s usually grey somewhere along the line which can make understanding more complicated than expected at times (especially if you have taken actions based on what other people thought).
And yet despite all these complexities life must go on…
I learned that my Step Eight process was a journey to face the reality of the harm I had done. Once I faced those people who were hurt by me, it cleared away some of the guilt and shame which haunted me.
It also freed up space in my mind so that I could focus on more important things like making amends with them or at least seeking their forgiveness for what happened.
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