If you’re an alcoholic, then you know that every day is a struggle. Every day is a chance to slip up and start drinking again.
But if you can stay sober for one more day, then you’re that much closer to being sober for good.
That’s why it’s so important to have daily reflections – to think about your goals, your struggles, and how you can overcome them.
Today, we’ll be talking about the importance of daily reflections – and how they can help alcoholics stay sober. Stay strong, my friends – every day is a new opportunity to get better!
Daily Reflections May 8
All of A.A.’s Twelve Steps ask us to go contrary to our natural desires . . . they all deflate our egos. When it comes to ego deflation, few Steps are harder to take than Five. But scarcely any Step is more necessary to longtime sobriety and peace of mind than this one.TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 55
For the first time in my life, I faced myself and admitted that there were things wrong.
It felt like a weight had been lifted off of me when all those bad memories came flooding back but this time instead of letting them consume me -I decided no longer to be afraid; “What if everything you thought was true isn’t?”- only one thing mattered: Confessing!
After taking some deep breaths (from Step Five) admitting my character defects outside into existence became easier than ever before because now it felt as though someone out there understood just how hard owning up can sometimes feel…
I am still sober today because of the serenity and humility that Step Five has given me. It is my firm belief that no matter what your particular addiction, you cannot get better without admitting to yourself first.
If you are struggling with any form of addiction, please don’t hesitate to call our hotline for free resources or speak one-on-one with an expert counselor who can help guide you through this process.