So, you’re an alcoholic. You know that I’m here for you and we can get through this together. Let’s look at today’s entry: “Reflecting on the day and what you did.”
Do you remember any of it? That is a sign that alcohol has become your crutch in life.
It may be time to take a step back from drinking or talk with someone about how to stop drinking altogether if things don’t change soon.
If you’ve been wondering how to start getting help, I want to make sure that there are some resources available for people like yourself who need them.
Daily Reflections May 14
Time after time newcomers have tried to keep to themselves certain facts about their lives. . . . they have turned to easier methods. . . . But they had not learned enough humility. . . .ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, pp. 72-73
Humility is the ability to accept and look at oneself honestly. It sounds very close in meaning for humiliation.
But it really does describe how being humble involves accepting who you are without needing any other person’s approval or acceptance of your flaws–you can just appreciate yourself as an individual wholeheartedly!
I think that this idea has been liberating when compared to easier methods like drinking alcohol (that will only make matters worse).
Conclusion paragraph: When I first started going through the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, one of the most difficult concepts for me was “humility.”
Humility sounded so much like humiliation that I wasn’t sure how this could be a good thing. But as time goes on and I work my way through more steps in recovery from alcoholism, I’ve come to understand what humility is all about – and why it’s necessary for sobriety.
In order to maintain my sobriety today, there are some things that just aren’t possible without admitting them or sharing them with someone else who understands where I’m coming from.