For those of you who are struggling with alcohol addiction, today is a good day to think about the changes that you want in your life.
It’s important to set goals for yourself and make plans for how you will achieve them. Think about what your life would look like without alcohol and whether or not it would be something that you’re interested in living.
Keep these thoughts close when things get tough and remind yourself why you want to quit drinking – so that someday soon, this August 26th won’t be one of the days on which we have bad news to share with our readers.
Daily Reflections August 26
Though they knew they must help other alcoholics if they would remain sober, that motive became secondary. It was transcended by the happiness they found in giving themselves for others.ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 159
Prayer and meditation are two integral parts of my sobriety.
I don’t just pray to God for help, but create a connection with him through prayer and meditation. By opening channels in myself that allow power from Him into me, then by improving this contact each day through actions like staying sober or volunteering at the soup kitchen on Tuesdays, He provides all the strength I need to stay clean every single day.
I no longer have to feel compelled by my worldly desires and sorrows, because I can give what has been given to me freely away.
I find that it’s much easier for me when I maintain a spiritual mindset – this way there are fewer things in life tugging at my heartstrings.
A word of caution to those who are trying to maintain their sobriety – don’t be too hard on yourself. You’re not perfect, and that’s okay!
There will always be temptation in life, but by maintaining your spiritual condition through prayer and meditation you can receive the power needed to stay sober each day.
What do these words mean for you? How have they helped or hindered your own personal journey?
Let us know what it means for you in the comments below.
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