It can be tough to maintain sobriety, especially when life throws you a curveball.
That’s why it’s important to have some daily reflections to keep you on track. Today, try meditating on your sobriety and what it means to you.
Remind yourself of your goals, and how alcohol has prevented you from achieving them in the past. Stay positive, and don’t forget that you’re worth fighting for. You can do this!
Daily Reflections March 29
They are servants. Theirs is the sometimes thankless privilege of doing the group’s chores. TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 134
When Zorba the Greek meets an old man busily planting trees in his garden, he asks him what it is that he’s doing. The other says
“You can see very well my son just how much work goes into planting these seeds and watering them through.” To which Zorba responds with humor: “
But why do you need all this trouble when there will be no one around to see your efforts bear fruit?” And then finally gets interesting as he walks away from their conversation exclaiming ironically ‘How strange—I live as though tomorrow might be my last day alive!’”
This is a story about Zorba the Greek. He meets an old man planting trees and asks why he’s doing it if will never see them bear fruit?
The old man says because I live as though I were never going to die, so that when death comes, there are no regrets for not having lived fully.
And Zorba replies with irony how strange he lives as though he were dying tomorrow!