In Alcoholics Anonymous, we have something called “daily reflections.” It’s a passage or set of thoughts to dwell on throughout the day. Some days, they resonate more than others.
Today is one of those days. For me, daily reflections are a way to stay connected to my innermost thoughts and feelings. They help ground me when I’m feeling lost or struggling.
On tough days, they remind me that things will get better and that I’m not alone.
I encourage you to find a method that helps you connect with your thoughts and feelings as well. It could be meditation, journaling, or even just sitting in silence for a few minutes every day.
Daily Reflections February 19
In the beginning, it was four whole years before A.A. brought permanent sobriety to even one alcoholic woman. Like the “high bottoms,” the women said they were different; . . . The Skid-Rower said he was different . . . so did the artists and the professional people, the rich, the poor, the religious, the agnostic, the Indians and the Eskimos, the veterans, and the prisoners. . . . nowadays all of these, and legions more, soberly talk about how very much alike all of us alcoholics are when we admit that the chips are finally down.AS BILL SEES IT, p. 24
I used to feel different when it came to Alcoholics Anonymous. I thought that only certain people could get sober, and others like me would always have a problem with alcohol.
But today my perspective on life has changed because now I know there are many alcoholic souls in A.A., just as much as if they were not members of this worldwide Fellowship – which makes us all equals!
Conclusion paragraph: If you feel like you’re different in A.A., it is because of your perception not reality.
Today I practice being just another alcoholic in the worldwide Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous and get to share my story with others who may be feeling isolated or alone too.