On the 12th of June, I had my first drink in two years. It felt like it was yesterday when I last drank.
I knew what was coming and how to avoid it, but the craving for alcohol led me to make a mistake that could have cost me everything.
I woke up feeling terrible with no idea of where to go from here. This is my daily reflection on that day.
Daily Reflections June 12
But it is from our twisted relations with family, friends, and society at large that many of us have suffered the most. We have been especially stupid and stubborn about them. The primary fact that we fail to recognize is our total inability to form a true partnership with another human being.TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 53
The idea of being unable to form a true partnership with another human being is terrifying. This could be the case for me if I am not careful in my sobriety, but it doesn’t have to stay this way forever!
When we’re sober and meditating or praying then maybe God will show us how our lives can change – that there are people out here who want nothing more than friendship and companionship from others just like them on their journey towards recovery..
I will meditate and pray to discover how I may be a trusted friend and companion. In sobriety, we can all become better friends with ourselves by discovering what it is in the world that gives us joy.
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