If you’re an alcoholic, there are plenty of days in life that can be excruciatingly hard to get through. With all the temptations and triggers around us, having a healthy foundation to rely on is more important than ever before.
But recovery isn’t just about surviving each day; it’s also about thriving from within. That’s why today’s Daily Reflection for February 3 invites you to take a closer look at your journey and reflect on what has gotten you this far, so that tomorrow will be even easier.
You know how tough recovery can be – but don’t forget how strong and resilient YOU are! By reflecting deeply on your experiences today, you can find strength in yourself that lasts longer than temptation or fleeting bouts of excitement.
Daily Reflections February 3
We needed to ask ourselves but one short question. “Do I now believe, or am I even willing to believe, that there is a Power greater than myself?” As soon as a man can say that he does believe, or is willing to believe, we emphatically assure him that he is on his way.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 47
Fascinated by science and driven to find “Absolute Knowledge,” I pursued an intelligent yet lonely existence, with alcohol as my desperate Higher Power.
Then came a life-changing discovery: A fellowship of unconditional love through Alcoholics Anonymous that brought me back into the arms of both people and God’s grace — for in it was found true power greater than myself!
Spirituality and Absolute Knowledge were two things that were very important to me. I felt like if I could gain an understanding of these two things, it would give me the answers I needed in life.
However, when that didn’t happen, I attempted to fill the void – and what filled the void was alcohol. Although alcohol seemed like a good escape, ultimately it became my higher power.
Thankfully, when I needed help, AA showed me a new way of living and helped me break free from the illusory grip of alcohol. It was through their unwavering support and gentle spirit that I found clarity and freedom.
This doesn’t mean that life is perfect now; there are still uncertain moments but at least now, thanks to AA, I understand when to reach out for help and how to find light within dark moments of life.