The Alcoholics Anonymous “Daily Reflections” for February 23rd encourages alcoholics to take a step back and look at their lives. Each day, AA provides a new meditation that offers hope and direction.
Today’s reflection asks addicts to consider their purpose in life and how they can better serve it. It’s an important question to ask, especially when you feel like you’re stuck in a rut.
Take some time today to reflect on your purpose and see where you can go from there. You might be surprised at the possibilities that open up!
Daily Reflections February 23
Such is the paradox of A.A. regeneration: strength arising out of complete defeat and weakness, the loss of one’s old life as a condition for finding a new one.A.A. COMES OF AGE, p. 46
What does it mean to be human? The answers are vague and elusive, but one thing is certain: you can’t always rely on logic or reason.
Human beings have an innate need for paradoxes in their lives because we crave not only understanding of the world around us, but also acceptance from others who share this desire.
At the end of each day, we must ask ourselves what has been accomplished. We cannot let doubt and fear undermine our efforts, for they will only lead to disappointment and despair.
Rather than focusing on all that is wrong with us or those around us, it’s time to turn inward and focus on all that is right. When you take a moment to reflect upon your accomplishments – no matter how small – you can see the beauty in every effort you make.
I think this quote from Carl Jung sums up my message perfectly: “If we live without understanding life’s paradoxes, then life becomes meaningless.”